Glaucoma has been rightly called the “The silent stealer of eyesight”. Glaucoma is a blinding disease that progresses slowly and initially without any symptoms. As there are hardly any symptoms, the patient is unaware that there is a progressive loss of vision. The only way of diagnosis is through periodic eye examinations.
Congenital Glaucoma –
This entity affects the infants. Since the eye of an infant is more elastic than that of an adult, the increase of pressure leads to the eye bulging out. The child may also have watering and increased sensitivity to light.
Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma –
This is of a sudden onset. Blurred vision, severe pain, rainbow haloes around light, nausea and vomiting are the main symptoms. Urgent medical attention is needed in these cases to lower the pressure and avoid damage to the optic nerve.
Open angle glaucoma –
This entity is the most commonly encountered which presents with very gradual painless decrease in vision and often goes unnoticed by the patient. Therefore, it is advisable to get an eye check up done after 40 years of age, especially for people who have a family history of Glaucoma, diabetes and high myopia.
We offer expertise in diagnosis and Glaucoma treatment of all kinds of Glaucoma backed by some of the best diagnostic equipments currently available. The aim of Glaucoma management is to halt the progression of disease and prevent further loss of vision. This aim is usually achieved by regular use of eye drops, however, in some cases, surgery may be needed.