Dr Jason Cheng featured on Vision Australia Radio to discuss risks, prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for glaucoma – a sight-threatening condition that often has no symptoms until serious vision loss has occurred.
He emphasised that routine eye tests are crucial for detecting glaucoma in the early stages, so that treatment can be started and vision loss can be prevented.
“The problem with glaucoma is that there are no symptoms in the early stages and it’s often in the very late stages where people begin to notice a slight change in their vision. If they present at that stage, it’s often quite late on, and they could have lost a lot of their vision before it gets picked up.”
Listen to the full interview below.
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Dr Jason Cheng is a glaucoma specialist with extensive surgical and laser experience (including trabeculectomy, tube implant, angle surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery or MIGS). He completed two glaucoma subspecialty fellowships – one in the UK and one in Canada – and is actively involved in research in this area. He consults at Vision Eye Institute Bondi Junction and Vision Eye Institute Hurstville.
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