Glaucoma is a disease of the eye. Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve, usually from high intraocular pressure, which can lead to partial or complete blindness.
Glaucoma is a disease that is common and occurs usually when the liquid in the eye is unable to drain correctly. This causes an increase of the pressure in the affected eye and affects the optic nerve. Many people will not realize that their eye is affected because Glaucoma is sometimes without symptoms at the beginning. People of all age groups can be affected, including young children and babies, however the condition is most common in old people after they have reached 70.
The most common cause of glaucoma is high intraocular pressure, which can lead to damage of the optic nerve. Additionally, people with relatives with glaucoma, diabetes, heavily fluctuating blood pressure, and old age have a higher risk of developing glaucoma. The majority of glaucoma causes develop over a period of time, and patients seldom perceive a reduction of their field of vision. Additionally, glaucoma can as well manifest by strong eye pain, nausea and vomiting, interruption of vision, as well as a reddening of the affected eye and may require emergency treatment.
If glaucoma is left untreated it will slowly lead to blindness in the affected eye. Therefore it’s essential to get your eyes checked regularly by a specialist (ophthalmologist) if you experience increased intraocular pressure. Most cases can be medicated. In rare cases or cases where medication fails to treat the issue, intervention by operation can help reduce intraocular pressure.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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