Glaucoma develops when the pressure inside one or both of your eyes is elevated over a prolonged period of time. While angle-closure glaucoma has painful symptoms and can be treated if caught early on, open-angle glaucoma develops slowly and has no noticeable symptoms besides a very gradual loss of vision. If you suffer from glaucoma, you need regular medication to slow or stop the onset of blindness, and your doctors need to know this if you are involved in an accident or if you have a medical emergency.
While you would ordinarily tell your doctor about your glaucoma, that’s just not possible in a lot of medical emergencies. Instead of worrying what might happen if you’re rendered unconscious or unresponsive, order a glaucoma bracelet from My Identity Doctor today. No matter what, your paramedics and/or doctors will have the information they need to give you the right care and treatments.