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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases where vision is lost due to damage to the optic nerve. It causes irreversible vision loss due to damage to the optic nerve. The loss of sight is usually gradual and a considerable amount of peripheral (side) vision may be lost before there is an awareness of any problem. Unfortunately the disease cannot be no cured, but in vast majority of cases can be successfully managed.

We strongly recommend you have an eye test with your local optometrist if you are concerned of any visual changes to your eye, and especially so if you have a family history of Glaucoma, as you are 10x more likely to also be affected by the disease.

A referral from your optometrist will be sent to an Ophthalmologist if they would like a specialist opinion regarding your eye health.

Our initial Glaucoma consultation fee is $150.00 (Medicare rebate $ 81.30) including all relevant tests and scans. This fee is offered only for appointment in our specialised Glaucoma clinic which is available once a month on a Thursday afternoon.