Glaucoma or kaach-bindu is a disease that damages your eyes optic nerve. In this condition, there is a fluid build-up in the front part of your eye. This excess fluid - increases the pressure in your eye, thus damaging your optic nerve over a period of time.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 6o years of age. But this type of blindness can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment
The normal eye pressure is 12-20mm of Hg. Anything above that is considered as high pressure.
If there is a family history of glaucoma, one must always have their eyes and their pressure checked regularly.
Early diagnosis is the key that helps prevent the patient from going blind.
However there are multiple diagnostic tests that can help diagnose and treatment:
If diagnosed at an early stage of the disease, medical treatment can be helpful. If the pressure is not controlled by Medical therapy, your doctor might suggest a surgical line of treatment.
There are multiple classes of drops that help reduce the eye pressure.
There are a number of reasons why medical therapy might not work like patient compliance. But there are surgical treatments to lower the intraocular pressure like:
VissionTip : Get yourself tested regularly and have your eye pressure checked every time you visit an Ophthalmologist.