Glaucoma is called the “Silent Thief of Sight” Don’t Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which the retinal nerve fibres are damaged leading to progressive optic nerve damage resulting in decreased vision or even blindness.
Glaucoma/Kala Motia is caused by a build-up of pressure in the eyes, which damages the optic nerves leading to impairment of visual ability/Vision loss.
What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma infections
- Slow degradation of the vision.
- Headaches accompanied by the redness.
- Pain in eyes in bright light.
- Seeing colourful halo rings around bulbs.
- Rapid changes in the eye sight.
- Reduced vision in low light conditions or at night.
Problems Associated with Glaucoma infections
Open-Angle Glaucoma –
It happens when the eye’s drainage canals become clogged over time. The inner eye pressure (also called intraocular pressure or IOP) rises because the correct amount of fluid can’t drain out of the eye.
Angle-Closure Glaucoma –
This type of glaucoma is also known as acute glaucoma or narrow-angle glaucoma. It is more common in Asians and is very different from open-angle glaucoma in which the eye pressure usually rises very quickly.
Low-Tension Glaucoma –
In this type of glaucoma, the optic nerve is damaged even though intraocular pressure (IOP) is not very high. Lowering eye pressure by at least 30 percent through medicines slows the disease in some people.
Congenital Glaucoma –
Children are born with a defect in the angle of the eye that slows the normal drainage of fluid. These children usually have visible symptoms, such as cloudy eyes, sensitivity to light, and excessive tearing.
Secondary Glaucoma –
These can develop as complications of other medical conditions. These types of glaucoma are sometimes associated with eye surgery or advanced cataracts, eye injuries, certain eye tumors, or uveitis (eye inflammation).
Solutions / Treatment for Glaucoma Diseases
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes for loss of vision worldwide. However, this vision loss can be avoided by timely intervention, which is usually very simple in the form of medical treatment.
Apart from the equipment available for routine evaluation of glaucoma (Applanation tonometer, 3 and 4 mirror gonioscopy, 90 D stereoscopic evaluation of the disc), other specialized equipment include:
- Perkins handheld Applanation tonometer.
- Koeppe direct gonioscopy (for pediatric angle assessment).
- Humphrey visual field analyzer.
- Optical coherence tomography (OCT).
- Anterior Segment OCT.
- Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM).
- Fundus photography unit (for stereoscopic disc photography).
THE SERVICES INCLUDE:
Accurate Tonometry instrumentation like Goldmann Applanation Tonometer, perkins tonometer, i. care Tonometer and Non Contact Tonometer. – To measure the Intraocular pressure.
- Humphrey Perimeter for visual field examination.
- Topcon fundus Photography for optic disc documentation by color and Red free photographs.
- Optic disc imaging and Retinal nerve fiber layer analysis by optical coherence tomography (OCT).
- Nd-Yag Laser facility for Yag Laser Iridotomy.
- Glaucoma Surgeries like Trabeculectomy and combined procedure of Cataract Surgery and Trabeculectomy.
- Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM).
- Cyclo destructive procedures like Cyclocryopexy and Trans scleral cyclo photo coagulation.
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