Glaucoma is one of the leading causes in the world of IRREVERSIBLE BLINDNESS. The key to treatment of Glaucoma is EARLY DIAGNOSIS. At GULMOHUR EYE CLINIC we use the most precise equipment for this purpose like Goldman’s Applanation Tonometer from Carl Zeiss (Germany) and Gonioscope from Ocular Surgicals (USA). We have both an Ultrasound Pachymetry (Quantel Medical France) and an Optical Pachymetry, Topcon, (Japan) for measuring Central Corneal Thickness.
Perimetry which checks Field of vision, a crucial measure of Glaucomatous damage is done on Octopus 600 Pro from Haag Streit (Switzerland).
OCT from Topcon (Japan) measures retinal nerve fiber layer damage in very early stages of Glaucoma.
Glaucoma Surgery is offered at GULMOHUR EYE CLINIC for those patients whose eye pressure is not controlled with medications.
Glaucoma is a condition of the eye characterized by an increase in Intraocular Pressure causing pathological changes in the Optic disc and causing typical visual field defects.
Different types of glaucoma are Chronic open angle glaucoma. This damages the vision gradually & painlessly. Angle closure Glaucoma. Sudden blockage of drainage channels leads to sharp rise in IOP resulting in blurred vision, severe eye pain, nausea and vomiting, headache, rainbow haloes, around lights, red eyes.
The Aqueous Humor is the fluid circulating within some parts of the eye. Normal persons have equal production and drainage of this fluid. When the drainage is less due to some reason it builds up pressure in the eye which can damage the optic nerve leading to loss of vision, This is called glaucoma.
The aim of treatment is to reduce the IOP. This will slow the further damage to the eye. However the damage which has already occurred due to Glaucoma cannot be reversed. Treatment of Glaucoma may be with the help of medication such as tablets or eye drops or by surgery. This will be decided by the Doctor after carefully evaluating each case individually.