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Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve is damaged leading to irreversible loss of visual field. The optic nerve damage is caused by the raised intraocular pressure (IOP) although it may occur with normal IOP (Normal-Tension Glaucoma) & even with low IOP (Low Tension Glaucoma). The raised intraocular pressure (IOP) is caused by the imbalance between the production and drainage of aqueous in the anterior chamber of the eye.
 

What are the symptoms of Glaucoma?

  • Blurred Vision

  • Severe Eye or Forehead Pain

  • Peripheral Vision Loss

  • Halos Around Lights

  • Redness of the Eyes

  • Blind Spots in Field of Vision

 

Who is at risk of glaucoma?

  • Hypertension

  • Genetics or Family heredity

  • High myopia or hyperopia

  • Experienced a previous eye injury/surgery

  • Diabetes or other health concerns

Treatment - 

Glaucoma causes irreversible visual field losses. The treatment is focused on preserving vision as uncontrolled glaucoma may lead to total loss of vision. If diagnosed timely and managed well, vision loss can be prevented. Here are some treatment methods - 

  • Prescription Eyedrops

  • Oral Medications

  • Ologen Assisted Filtering Surgery

  • Glaucoma Valve/Shunt

  • Drainage Tubes

  • Blind Spots in Field of Vision