Glaucoma Eye Surgery

Introduction

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye which exhibits a typical optic neuropathy which results in progressive visual field loss.The most important risk factor is raised intraocular pressure.Risk factors for glaucoma include age above 40 years, diabetes, myopia, mature cataract, trauma, certain retinal diseases and a family history of glaucoma. At Nandadeep Hospital the patient is investigated thoroughly with use a of Perimetry, Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) and then the treatment is personalised to the patient to maintain his vision and quality of life.

Types of Glaucoma

Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma

The most common type of glaucoma, known as chronic open angle (COAG) or primary open angle, occurs when the canals draining the eye of aqueous humor become clogged. This blockage can gradually increase pressure within the eye to damaging levels. No pain occurs, so individuals are usually unaware that these changes are occurring. There are no early signs or symptoms but over the years vision will be lost starting in the periphery and moving towards the central vision.

Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

When eye pressure builds up rapidly, it is called acute angle-closure glaucoma. This type of glaucoma commonly occurs in individuals who have narrow anterior chamber angles. In these cases, aqueous fluid behind the iris cannot pass through the pupil thus pushing the iris forward, preventing aqueous drainage through the angle. It is as though a sheet of paper floating near a drain suddenly drops over the opening and blocks the flow out of the sink. In cases of acute angle closure glaucoma, one may experience blurred vision, halos around lights, deep pain behind the eye, nausea, and vomiting. Nandadeep advises its patients to have periodic eye examinations for early detection of glaucoma.

If you are suffering through one following problems, then you must have to under go check up for Glaucoma

  • If your age is more that 40 years
  • Hereditary of Blindness / Glaucoma into your family
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Problem
  • High range no. to your eyes
  • If you are under gone any of Lasik / R.K. surgery
  • Spots on eyes, Pains into eye, Vertigo, watering into eye
  • Any kind of eye injury

Do you have Glaucoma? Have you ever checked it ?

Glaucoma is a hidden disease. Due to glaucoma, complete vision may be lost .It is important to have a checked for glaucoma if you have any of the following given symptoms.

  • Above 40 years of age.
  • Family history of Glaucoma/Blindness
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid
  • High refractive error.
  • Any refractive surgery such as LASIK or RK.
  • Seeing rings in front of the aye, eye aches, dizziness, etc.
  • Trauma to the eye.

Keep in mind, If you don’t consult the doctor at the starting stage of glaucoma, doctor can’t help you with the damage already caused

Nandadeep Eye hospital provides you full diagnosis & management of glaucoma
  • Octopus automated Perimetry (Visual field Examination).
  • OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) & Tachymetry. (Corneal thickness measurement).
  • Diagnosis & medicines done by objective & subjective monitoring method.