Glaucoma Treatment in Hyderabad and Anantapu

Glaucoma Treatment in Hyderabad and Anantapur

Introduction: Glaucoma is a condition that affects the optic nerve, which is the nerve that connects the eye with the brain. It can cause blindness if not treated. There are treatments available to help reduce the pressure in the eye and prevent vision loss.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. It is a chronic eye condition that results from damage to the optic nerve, which transmits visual information from the eyes to the brain. Glaucoma can be caused by several factors, including age, race, and family history. There are several available treatments for glaucoma, including surgery and medication. Glaucoma Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the disease and the individual's symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

Only a comprehensive examination can help in the timely diagnosis of glaucoma. So, here are a few symptoms that you should stay watchful for.

The most common symptoms of glaucoma are a gradual loss of vision and increased eye pressure. Other symptoms may include:

  • Decreased night vision.
  • A change in color perception.
  • Difficulty seeing in low light.

Acute Congestive Glaucoma is a rare type of eye pressure rise that can cause hazy vision, dimness of light, headache, and nausea. Most people with glaucoma do not have these symptoms and are only diagnosed when they are checked for it.

There is no definitive cause of glaucoma, but the leading causes are age-related and include a decrease in the production of aqueous humor, a fluid nourishing the eyes, and an increase in the pressure inside the eye. Other causes include exposure to ultraviolet light (commonly from sunlight) or being overweight.

Why is Eye Pressure so important?

Generally, the normal eye pressure is 11-21 mmHg. As the pressure builds up for an extended period, it can harm your optic nerve. Even low eye pressure can cause damage in some people with anemia or sickle cell disease.

There is a tissue in the middle of your eye, creating the fluid that fills your eye and brings nourishment to all the internal parts. That fluid flows to the front of your eye, which goes through a drainage channel and back into the bloodstream. If that drainage channel gets blocked or collapses due to age, it can cause the fluid to build up inside your eye, raising the pressure.

What are the Treatments for Glaucoma?

There are many glaucoma treatment, but only a few are proven effective. The most common treatment for glaucoma is eye surgery called trabeculectomy or ocular prosthesis placement. This involves removing part of the eyeball's optic nerve and replacing it with an artificial device or implant. Trabeculectomy may be done as a single procedure, or it may be followed by periodic visits to check on the patient's progress and adjust the prosthesis if needed.

Some of the most common Glaucoma treatments include:

  • Surgical removal of the eye's optic nerve and drainage of the inside of the eye
  • Drug therapy, which can include beta-blockers (such as propranolol) or corticosteroids, prostaglandin inhibitors, or glaucoma medications
  • Laser surgery to reduce pressure inside the eye

What are the Risk Factors for Glaucoma

  • The specialists at Akbar Eye Hospital suggest having your eyes checked at least twice a year for signs of glaucoma if you have any of these risk factors.
  • A long history of Nearsightedness (Myopia) and Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
  • Family history of relatives with glaucoma
  • If you take medications, particularly steroids, for a long period.

Why You Should Get Glaucoma Treatment Immediately

Glaucoma is a potentially blinding condition in which your eye's pressure damages your optic nerve. Because the optic nerve transmits vision from your eyes to your brain, any damage to the optic nerve can have serious consequences. Glaucoma, fortunately, can be successfully treated and controlled if detected in its initial stage before it damages your optic nerve. Every time you come in for an eye exam at our hospital, we measure your eye pressure and check for signs of optic nerve damage.

What is the Prognosis for Someone with Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can result in permanent vision loss. The prognosis for someone with glaucoma depends on the type and severity of the disease and other factors such as age and overall health. Glaucoma will often progress over time, eventually leading to blindness. Various treatments are available to help manage or reverse the progression of the disease, but there is no cure.

Our Diagnostic Services for diagnosis of glaucoma

  • Visual acuity test : The visual acuity test helps to show the smallest letters that can be read on a standardized chart (Snellen chart) or a card held at a distance of 20 feet (6 meters).
  • Tonometry : Tonometry is a test that determines the pressure inside your eyes. The test detects glaucoma and assesses how effectively it is treated.
  • Visual field test : This test decides how far the eye can see in any direction without moving and how sensitive the vision is in various parts of the visual field. It helps your doctor examine the back of your eye (retina).
  • Dilated eye examination : It helps your doctor examine the back of your eye (retina).
  • Pachymetry : Pachymetry is a simple but quick and painless test to measure the thickness of your cornea.
  • Fundus photography : is the process of taking photographs of the interior of your eye through the pupil with the help of a fundus camera.

Our Equipment for Early Diagnosis of glaucoma

Applanation Tonometer: Applanation tonometer measures the eye's intraocular pressure or IOP.

Non-Contact Tonometer: The non-contact tonometer uses a rapid air pulse to detect the force required to applanate the cornea.

Humphrey Visual Field Analyser: Humphrey Visual Field Analyser, or HFA, is a tool used to measure the human visual field. It detects a monocular visual field.

Optical Coherence Tomography: The work of OCT to detect the optic nerve head margin in an automated fashion is unique.

Dr. Akbar Super Speciality Eye Hospital is the best Glaucoma treatment hospital in Hyderabad with a team of experts who can help you get the best possible treatment for your condition. We offer customised treatments to suit your individual needs, so you can feel confident that you're getting the best possible care.

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