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Shreee Ram Hospital

Glaucoma

Glucoma

Glaucoma encompasses a range of eye conditions linked to optic nerve damage, typically stemming from heightened intraocular pressure (IOP). It stands as a primary cause of irreversible vision impairment and blindness globally. Yet, timely detection and suitable treatment can frequently avert or decelerate vision loss.

Our team of experienced ophthalmologists and glaucoma specialists at Shree Ram Hospital is dedicated to offering comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans to patients with glaucoma, aimed at preserving vision and improving quality of life.

Diagnosis of glaucoma typically involves a series of specialized tests and examinations to assess various aspects of ocular health and function. These may include:

  1. Intraocular Pressure Measurement: Our ophthalmologists use tonometry to measure intraocular pressure, which is a key risk factor for glaucoma. Elevated IOP can cause damage to the optic nerve, leading to vision loss.
  2. Optic Nerve Evaluation: We perform a detailed examination of the optic nerve using techniques such as ophthalmoscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT) to assess for signs of optic nerve damage, such as cupping or thinning of the nerve fiber layer.
  3. Visual Field Testing: Visual field testing is used to evaluate peripheral vision and detect any areas of vision loss or visual field defects that may indicate damage to the optic nerve.
  4. Gonioscopy: Gonioscopy is a specialized examination technique used to assess the angle structures of the eye and determine the type of glaucoma present (open-angle or angle-closure).

Once a diagnosis of glaucoma is established, our team works closely with patients to develop personalized management strategies tailored to their specific type and stage of glaucoma. Treatment options for glaucoma may include:

  1. Eye Drops: Medication eye drops are commonly prescribed to lower intraocular pressure and reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with glaucoma. These eye drops may work by increasing drainage of aqueous humor (fluid) from the eye or decreasing production of fluid.
  2. Laser Therapy: Laser procedures such as selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) or laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) may be recommended to improve drainage of aqueous humor and lower intraocular pressure in certain types of glaucoma.
  3. Surgical Interventions: In cases where medication and laser therapy are insufficient to control intraocular pressure, surgical interventions such as trabeculectomy, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), or glaucoma drainage implants may be considered to improve aqueous outflow and preserve vision.
  4. Ongoing Monitoring: Regular follow-up appointments and monitoring of intraocular pressure, visual field, and optic nerve health are essential for managing glaucoma and adjusting treatment as needed to prevent progression of the disease.

At Shree Ram Hospital and Eye Care Centre, we understand the importance of early detection and effective management of glaucoma in preserving vision and enhancing quality of life. If you or a loved one is at risk for or has been diagnosed with glaucoma, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team for personalized evaluation and treatment. With our expertise and dedication to excellence, we are here to help you maintain healthy vision for years to come.