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Talking to your doctor about glaucoma

Talking to your doctor about glaucoma

Rob Oakley

Overview

When diagnosed with Glaucoma it's natural to feel concerned and nervous about how it may affect you. Coping with a long-term eye condition can feel overwhelming, but when diagnosed early, it's often manageable with regular eye check ups and eye drops. It's important that you work closely with your doctor, who will be able to offer the advice that you need.

To help you prepare for your doctor visit, Ocuplan has created a list of questions for you to ask to ensure that you come away from your appointment with all of the information that you need.

Questions about my eye condition

  • What type of glaucoma do I have?
  • What caused the condition?
  • How is it going to affect my vision?
  • Should I look out for any particular symptoms?
  • Should I notify you if they occur?
  • Where should I go if I have an emergency?

Questions about the tests

  • What tests am I going to need?
  • Do I need to do anything to prepare for the tests?
  • When should I have the tests done, and how quickly do I receive the results?
  • Will I need more tests at a later date?

Questions about the treatment

  • What treatment is required for my condition?
  • What is the best treatment and why?
  • How successful is this treatment?
  • Are there any risks or side effects with this treatment?
  • When will my treatment start?
  • How long will my treatment last for?
  • Is there a treatment schedule I should follow?
  • How often will I need checkups?
  • Are there any foods, drugs or activities I should avoid with this treatment?
  • Do you have advice on how I can take care of my eyes?

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Glaucoma

Rob Oakley

Rob is OcuPlan's marketing manager. He enjoys helping patients, eye consultants and optometrists to make the most of OcuPlan.