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 or glaucoma surgery.
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 eye doctor might suggest glaucoma surgery in Mumbai.
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 at our centers in Mumbai there are glaucoma 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.
After the glaucoma surgery, you have to deal with low eye pressure after the first couple of weeks. Avoid straining, lifting and bending along with exercise. Do not run, lift more than ten pounds and wear eye makeup and face cream. Avoid swimming, hot tubs and wearing reusable contact lenses. People resume daily activities like watching television, using phones and computers and reading. Use eye protection, bathing and showering to prevent rubbing or bumping the eye.
The different types of glaucoma, such as open-angle (primary) glaucoma, are the standard form of
glaucoma. It develops slowly, the open and wide-angle between the cornea and iris, increase eye
pressure and is a lifelong condition. On the other hand, angle-closure (narrow-angle and acute)
glaucoma occurs due to blocked drainage canals (increase in intraocular pressure), develops quickly, has
a narrow and closed-angle between the cornea and iris causes noticeable damage.
Congenital glaucoma occurs in newborn babies when the eye drainage canal’s during the prenatal period is are. In normal-pressure or low-tension glaucoma, one experiences damaged optic nerves even in the case of low eye pressure levels. Though it could be inherited in some cases, microsurgery corrects structural defects along with medication.
Patients must expect a recovery period after glaucoma surgery, which is why precautions should be made. You recover from the surgery in the first days following surgery, but they recover completely within a month. However, glaucoma surgery does not cure glaucoma or reverse vision loss, protect vision, and prevent worsening.
You must consult additional eye pain, eye redness, swelling, eye discharge or pus and decreasing vision.