Glaucoma Definition

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects the optic nerve. The optic nerve transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. In glaucoma, there is characteristic damage to the optic nerve resulting in loss of vision.

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The Optic Nerve is Damaged in Glaucoma

Is Glaucoma inherited?

Glaucoma can affect members in the same family. Those with a family member or relative with glaucoma (Family History of Glaucoma) have an increased risk of glaucoma and should have eye screening performed regularly by an Eye Specialist.

If you have Glacucoma, EEC can help you. Our Glaucoma Specialists are experienced in performing laser eye surgeries, medical and surgical treatments to treat glaucoma. Learn more about treatment and management options or  book for an appointment.

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Mt Alvernia

820 Thomson Road,
Mount Alvernia Hospital,
Medical Centre D, #06-57/58/59/60/61/62
Singapore 574623

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Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
3 Mount Elizabeth #08-08,
Singapore 228510

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Parkway East Medical Centre,
319 Joo Chiat Place,
#05-03 Singapore 427989

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38 Irawaddy Road,
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre,
#08-22/23/24 Singapore 329563

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Westgate Mall,
3 Gateway Drive,
#02-42A Singapore 608532

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Royal Square at Novena

Royal Square Novena Medical Centre at Royal Square at Novena,
101 Irrawaddy Road,
#11-07 to 13 Singapore 329565

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KAP Residences Mall,
9 King Albert Park,
#01-42/43/44 Singapore 598332

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