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GLAUCOMA: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

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GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma is a silent thief of eye sight, very misunderstood disease. Often, people don’t realize the severity, because vision lost from this cannot be regained. In Glaucoma due to increased intraocular pressure (IOP) optic nerve gets damaged. Glaucoma is found mostly in old aged people. Glaucoma occurs simultaneously in both the eyes, though the effect may differ in each.

Symptoms of Glaucoma

Symptoms of Glaucoma depends upon type

In open angle glaucoma most people do not have any eye pain or have any symptoms in the early stages of the disease. It is detected only after examination or when loss of peripheral or side vision occurs.

While in Angle closure Glaucoma

  • One can have a hazy or blurred vision.
  • There can also be an appearance of rainbow-colored circles when around bright lights.
  • Other common symptoms found are severe eye and head pain, nausea, vomiting.
  • There may also a sudden loss of eyesight in some cases.

Causes of Glaucoma

If you have a family history of glaucoma and you’re above 40 years of age, it is advisable to get a proper eye examination done as it can also be hereditary. A person suffering from diabetes / hypertension/ thyroid is also at a high risk of developing glaucoma.

Other causes that can result in glaucoma include a severe eye injury, use of steroids or Myopia.

Treatment of Glaucoma

For the confirmation of Glaucoma, you need a dilated eye examination to look for the affected condition of the optic nerve through this test, a specific way it looks like when a person has glaucoma. Along with measurement of IOP that is the most important thing because all the treatment depends upon it and A visual field test to check for peripheral loss of vision.

After this your Eye specialist will advise you that at what stage is your Glaucoma and how can we manage it, Either with the medications or with surgery or combination of both.

With our range of Glaucoma Treatment Services, you can rest assured that we follow world-class management practices.

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