What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a condition of eye resulting in degeneration of the optic nerve. Glaucoma is also characterized by increased Intraocular Pressure (IOP).
Optic nerve present in the retina is crucial for proper for vision, and if left untreated Glaucoma can cause gradual loss of eye sight. Having a family history of glaucoma or being a diabetic puts an individual at more risk to glaucoma.
Glaucoma develops over a period of time, often without any recognizable symptoms or discomfort. Glaucoma though not preventable or curable the damage to the optic nerve can be reduced by early diagnosis and medical intervention.
- Gradual loss of peripheral vision
- Blurred vision
Glaucoma can be treated with medication or by surgery; occasionally requiring both.
Treatments for glaucoma mainly work by draining out the excess fluid from eye or resulting in secretion of less fluid from the eye.
Following are the services available at Sandhya Eye Hospitals to treat Glaucoma
- Trabeculectomy combined with cataract surgery and IOL implantation
- Laser treatment for glaucoma
- Cryopexy (for absolute Glaucoma)
- Neovascular glaucoma