Glaucoma

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disorder where your optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, is damaged by the pressure of the fluid inside your eye. 

There are several types of glaucoma. Treatment is based on the type of glaucoma you have. The main types include:

• Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) – most common type of glaucoma that develops slowly over many years.
• Angle closure glaucoma – rare, occurring slowly or rapidly with a sudden, painful build-up of pressure in the eye. Acute angle closure glaucoma causes permanent sight damage if it’s not treated quickly.
• Normal tension glaucoma (NTG) – where the pressure inside your eye is normal.
• Childhood / congenital glaucoma – occurs rarely in very young children due to an abnormality of the eye.
• Secondary glaucoma – caused by an eye injury or another eye condition, such as uveitis (inflammation of the eye’s middle layer).

Latest news and advice

New Chief Medical Officer Ramsay Health Care UK

Mr. Geoff Graham has been named as the next Chief Medical Officer of Ramsay Health Care UK. Mr Graham, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in upper limb, joins Ramsay UK with a wealth of leadership experience in both the NHS and the Independent sector.

Find out more

Fitzwilliam’s Advancements in Cardiology: Innovations and Improvements

Fitzwilliam Hospital’s cardiology service, the branch of medicine concerned with the heart and its disorders, is witnessing rapid advancements and innovations. From diagnostic tools to preventative measures, Fitzwilliam aims to offer its patients the latest developments that are shaping the field of cardiology.

Find out more

Fitzwilliam consultant performs life-changing surgeries to children living in India with scoliosis

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Mr Girish Swamy, based at Fitzwilliam Hospital has recently returned from a trip to India, where he and his esteemed team performed corrective surgery on children with complex scoliosis for the second consecutive year.

Find out more
Paying for yourself?

Get in touch

Need some advice on a treatment price or booking an initial appointment?

We're here to help.

Or send us a message...

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.