Description of service
Glaucoma is a group of diseases characterised by optic nerve
disease resulting in peripheral visual field loss.
Patients with this common and potentially blinding condition
require monitoring for life; this is carrried out by the Glaucoma
Service at the Bristol Eye Hospital. The service also monitors
those who have no detectable optic nerve damage or field loss, but
are at risk because of ocular hypertension.
Further information for patients
Outpatient clinics are held on the Ground Floor of the Eye
Conditions we treat
We treat all types of glaucoma, including rare cases in
children, and ocular hypertension
Treatments we offer
- Medical treatment (mostly eye drops to reduce eye
- Laser treatment
- Surgical treatment
Patients need to be referred by their GP or by the eye
department of another hospital
The secretary for the Glaucoma Service can be contacted
on 0117 342 9065.