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In its early stages, glaucoma affects peripheral vision and may go unnoticed. Mr Hu is a Glaucoma specialist Consultant who offers glaucoma screening to determine whether you are at high risk of glaucoma and detect disease at an early stage. This minimizes the chance of developing advanced glaucoma, which can affect eligibility to drive and cause serious visual disability.
- GLAUCOMA IS GLOBALLY THE LEADING CAUSE OF IRREVERSIBLE BLINDNESS: Over 60 million people are estimated to be the total number of suspected cases of glaucoma worldwide, and of these a significant proportion, at least half of them, are unaware that they have the condition. Left untreated, glaucoma can result in loss of vision and this is why glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness.
- GLAUCOMA STILL HAS NO CURE: The first crucial step in preserving your sight is to find out if you have glaucoma, in other words, to get a diagnosis. This is because, with treatment, it is possible to halt further loss of vision, but once vision is lost, it’s too late – it cannot be regained or restored by any means.
- EVERYBODY IS AT RISK OF VISION LOSS DUE TO GLAUCOMA: If you are over 60, or have a family member diagnosed with glaucoma, or are diabetic, or are very nearsighted (highly myopic), or are of African or East Asian descent, you are at greater risk of having glaucoma. However, everyone from babies to senior citizens is at risk of glaucoma.
- GLAUCOMA USUALLY GIVES NO EARLY WARNING SYMPTOMS: There may be virtually no symptoms to warn you that you have glaucoma. Getting tested & screening by an ophthalmologist or eye care specialist is the best way to prevent blindness as a result of untreated glaucoma.
Glaucoma Screening Technology
To diagnose glaucoma, sophisticated technology is used to analyse visual function and the structural characteristics of several parts of the eye. Mr Hu has a wealth of experience interpreting these test results.
Slit-lamp examination also highlights eye problems that create a high risk for glaucoma in the future. A visual field test and gonioscopy may then additionally be recommended.
A pressure of 11-21 mm Hg (“mm Hg” refers to millimeters of mercury, a scale used to record eye pressure) is considered to be within the normal range and most glaucoma cases are diagnosed with pressures greater than 21 mm Hg. However, some people with Normal-Tension Glaucoma can have optic nerve damage even at pressures of 11-21 mm Hg. Eye pressure can vary during the course of the day and is unique to each person.
Focussed on Excellence
Mr Kuang Hu, MA MB BChir PhD FRCOphth, completed his medical degree and research doctorate at the University of Cambridge before training in Ophthalmology on the London Registrar rotation. He is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Mr Hu's expertise encompasses cataract surgery and the management of glaucoma. He provides medical, laser and surgical glaucoma treatments, including trabeculectomy and aqueous shunts. He also handles all aspects of General Ophthalmology.
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Mr Hu uses state-of-the-art ophthalmic instruments & machines. No expense has been spared providing the best technology available for your eyecare.
A very friendly guy who is happy to break things down for you to understand exactly what is going on with your eyes and health.- Patient