The short answer to the question is “yes”.
Glaucoma is one of those conditions listed as a Prescribed Minimum Benefit (PMB for short). This condition is not
fatal and in most cases a cure can be expected.
Medical schemes are required by law to provide full cover for all the different types
cover must extend to the cost of diagnosis, treatment and care, including medication. Cover must even be
provided for certain surgical procedures such as laser treatment, the removal of the iris and all costs of
In some cases it may be necessary to ask the
attending doctor to write a motivation for approval by the scheme.
More About Glaucoma
This condition affects the eyes. It is caused
when the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain is damaged. When it comes to diseases that cause blindness,
glaucoma is second only to cataracts.
There is a chamber in front of the human eye
that contains a clear fluid. In normal people small amounts of this fluid is released periodically in order to
avoid pressure. If excess fluid is not released, pressure builds up and this eventually damages the optic
What Are The Symptoms For The Four Type Of
open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of this disease. In this case pressure builds up gradually.
The patient feels no discomfort at first and no symptoms manifest themselves until the disease is already in an
·Angle-Closure glaucoma occurs when there is a sudden blockage This can be
caused by certain medicines of inflammation of the eye. Patients experience pain they develop headaches and they
may be nauseous.
glaucoma is very similar to sudden-closure. It is described as any type of glaucoma that is caused by
disease, medicines, infections and inflammations.
·Glaucoma can be hereditary
and a very small number of infants are born with the disease. Such
babies are very sensitive to light and they tend to twitch their eyes continually.
How Do They Test For The
There are five popular tests and you may have
to undergo more than one of them. The tests are very effective and patients do not experience much
1.The visual acuity test is very similar to the tests they carry
out when testing for spectacles.
2.The pressure test is conducted by measuring the pressure within
3.In some cases the specialist will use an ophthalmoscope to
conduct a detailed investigation.
4.A gonioscopy is conducted when it is necessary to investigate
the outer edges of the eyes.
5.A physical examination of the optic nerve is also sometimes