Green Star: symptoms
How do you realize that you have a Green Star? How is an elevated intraocular pressure expressed? More in this chapter.
If you are lucky, your glaucoma will be discovered by the ophthalmologist by accident. The aim is to help fortune with a screening test to find signs of a green star. Otherwise, do not notice anything if you have chronic open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the Green Star.
In most cases, you can not feel increased intraocular pressure. The green star (also called glaucoma) is discovered by the ophthalmologist or even by the optician. For this purpose, a measurement must be carried out with a special device, the tonometer.
Many ophthalmologists offer a screening for the early detection of glaucoma and recommend it as a regular measure at intervals of 2-3 years from the age of 40 years. The glaucoma examination has become one of the most common IGeL services in German practices. IGeL stands for Individual Health Care and means that you have to pay for the medical offer yourself.
Skotoma is the technical term for a visual field loss. So you can not see a particular area anymore. The sensitivity of the responsible retinal region is impaired. In a relative scotoma, one can only see weakly in the relevant area of the visual field, but not at all in an absolute scotoma.