What is glaucoma :
Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. It’s often linked to a build up of pressure inside your eye. The first sign is often a loss of peripheral, or side, vision.
- Halos around ligh
- Vision loss
- Redness in the eye
- Eye that looks hazy (particularly in infants)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Eye pain
- Narrowed vision (tunnel visio
Medical treatment: –
Glaucoma can be treated with certain medication (Eye drops and tablets) so as to lower your eye pressure which should use regularly as directed by your ophthalmologist
Laser treatment: –
If glaucoma is not controlled with the help of medicines the second option is LASER TREATMENT.
YAG Laser Peripheral Iridotomy
This is an OPD procedure, done under local anesthetic drops and takes only a few minutes to be completed.
Operation for glaucoma(Trabeculectomy ) is the only option left for patients in whom the eye pressure is not controlled with medication or laser