Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 40 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment.
Glaucoma is a silent thief of sight.
Glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. In fact, half the people with glaucoma do not know they have it ! Having regular eye exams can help your ophthalmologist find this disease before you lose vision. Your ophthalmologist at our centre, can tell you how often you should be examined.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Arunodaya Deseret Eye hospital offers Glaucoma treatment in gurgaon sector 55- 56, golf course road. Book an appointment today with our glaucoma experts.
WHAT WE DO ?
The Glaucoma Department is led by Dr Sahebaan S Sethi, a trained and well known Glacuoma Specialist in Delhi NCR, supported by 3 other ophthalmic surgeons. The department is geared to treat the full range of glaucoma conditions, including complex cases like neovascular glaucoma and post-surgical cases. Dr Sahebaan & team has been awarded on multiple occasions by organisations both domestic and overseas for her contribution in glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease caused by damage to the optic nerve (the seeing nerve of the eye) when high fluid pressure within the eye damages the delicate fibres of this nerve.
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG)
It happens gradually, where the eye does not drain fluid as well as it should (like a clogged drain). As a result, eye pressure builds and starts to damage the optic nerve. This type of glaucoma is painless and causes no vision changes at first.
Some people can have optic nerves that are sensitive to normal eye pressure. This means their risk of getting glaucoma is higher than normal. Regular eye exams are important to find early signs of damage to their optic nerve.
Angle-closure glaucoma (ACG)
This type happens when eye pressure builds due to structurally narrow drainage angle in the eye. This impedes the drainage of fluid out of the eye, resulting in accumulation of the fluid and resultant increase pressure in the eye. When the drainage angle gets completely blocked, eye pressure rises very quickly.
This is called an acute attack. It is a true eye emergency, and you should call your ophthalmologist right away or you might go blind.
Glaucoma is usually controlled with eye drops. Used everyday, these eye drops lower eye pressure. Some do this by reducing the amount of aqueous fluid the eye
makes. Other reduce pressure by helping fluid flow better through the drainage angle.
Glaucoma medications can help you keep your vision, but they may also produce side effects. Some eye Drope may cause:
A stinging or itching sensation
Red eyes or red skin around the eyes
Changes in your pulse and heartbeat
Changes in breathing(especially if you have breathing problem)
Two main types of laser surgery to treat glaucoma, the "trabeculoplasty" and the "iridotomy". They help aqueous(fluid) drain from the eye
and thereby reduce the pressure These procedures are usually done as an outpatient surgery procedure in the OPD.
Surgery is done with the main aim to make an alternate drain route in the eye and thereby reduce pressure. Most commonly, is performed,
which is a procedure in which your surgeon will create a tiny bubble hidden under the upper eyelid to make an alternate path of drainage
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’soptic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the
Glaucoma for the most part happens when an excessive amount of weight inside the eye makes harm the optic nerve at the rear of the eyeball, prompting lasting vision misfortune. Ongoing examinations likewise have ensnared low intracranial weight (the weight that encompasses the mind) as one of the dangers for glaucoma.
In the event that the whole optic nerve is devastated, visual deficiency results. Different manifestations as a rule are identified with unexpected increments in IOP, especially with intense point conclusion glaucoma, and may incorporate obscured vision, radiances around lights, extreme eye torment, cerebral pain, stomach torment, queasiness, and spewing.
Surgery can't fix glaucoma or fix vision misfortune, yet it can help shield your vision and prevent it from deteriorating. There are a couple of various sorts of surgery for glaucoma that can help bring down the weight in your eye: ... Glaucoma embed surgery. Negligibly intrusive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).
Most research found that the most widely recognized side effects detailed by all patients, incorporating those with ahead of schedule or moderate glaucoma, were requiring all the more light and hazy vision. Vision misfortune in patients with glaucoma isn't as straightforward as the conventional perspective on loss of fringe vision or "limited focus."
Devouring a high trans unsaturated fat eating regimen can bring about harming the optic nerve. You ought to maintain a strategic distance from nourishments like heated merchandise, for example, treats, cakes, doughnuts or seared things like French fries or stick margarine to stay away from intensifying your glaucoma. It might likewise improve your eye wellbeing.
For further questions on the surgery, precautions and other topics please feel free to discuss with your doctor.