Glaucoma

Glaucoma

The condition of Glaucoma diseases identified by damage to the optic nerve accompanied by increase in the intra ocular pressure (pressure inside the eye). This in turn damages the delicate fibers of the optic nerve. Euromedic Healthcare provides state of the art facilities to detect and treat this condition and prevent blindness.

Glaucoma

Symptoms:

The fact that there are few or no symptoms of glaucoma makes it difficult to diagnose this condition. Leading ophthalmologists at Euromedic Healthcare realize this and ensure their patients understand the gravity of the condition as well by patiently educating them. A loss of edges or peripheral vision may occur affecting either one or both eyes. A sudden rise in intra ocular pressure can give rise to headache, blurred vision, and sudden eye pain, appearance of halos around lights, nausea, and vomiting.

Medical Treatment:

The first and foremost treatment of glaucoma is using eye drops. The eye drops contain various drugs that act by reducing the increased intra ocular pressure. Drugs that are commonly used are timolol, prostaglandin analogs like latanoprost, and adrenergic agonists like brimonidine. A group of drugs called the carbon anhydrase inhibitors like acetazolamide are also used. Euromedic Healthcare is equipped with highly qualified ophthalmologists providing the best treatment options to patients. Glaucoma Surgery: The option of surgery mostly comes up in cases of severe glaucoma or when use of multiple eye drops becomes inevitable. Lasers are used to reduce the pressure in the eye by dissolving any blockages that might be causing it. Trabeculotomy involves the use of laser to pull open the meshwork through which the fluid in front of the eye is drained. This enables a free flow of the fluid and releases the pressure. Iridotomy is a procedure in which a small hole is made in the iris, a thin circular structure of the eye, to allow the fluid to flow more freely. Cyclophotocoagulation is the use of laser beam to treat areas of the middle eye to reduce the production of fluid. Trabeculectomy is a form of microsurgery and the most commonly performed of all. It is done to form a new channel to drain the excess fluid in the eye by removing the clogged part of the trabecular meshwork. If successfully performed it has proved to be the most effective treatment of glaucoma. Aqueous shunt devices are glaucoma implants consisting of microscopic plastic tube attached to a reservoir placed under the conjunctiva, a clear membrane covering the outer surface of the eye, in order to improve the drainage of the fluid inside the eye. Other procedures like viscocanalostomy and canaloplasty are also done to create tiny openings in the trabecular meshwork to drain the fluid and are less invasive as compared to Trabeculectomy. The cutting edge technology and skilled medical professionals at Euromedic Healthcare provide complete glaucoma care starting from early detection and appropriate timely treatment that can save the eye and vision.

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