What are the symptoms of glaucoma?
Symptoms of chronic or acute glaucoma include trouble focusing
vision, sensation of a blind area
(Scotoma), headaches associated with exercise, halos around light and even pain in the eye,
particularly when associated with smoky vision. Very often there are no symptoms and hence a
routine eye check up after the age of 40 is usually advisable to rule out glaucoma. Glaucoma
treatment near me can help you get rid of this.
What are the types?
Glaucoma could be the open angle type which is usually without symptoms and hence gets
diagnosed only in the late stages. In the angle closure type, the eye pressure rises acutely
due to a
sudden block in the drainage system. Glaucoma may also occur in children (congenital
after trauma or with inflammation.
Can it be treated?
Glaucoma is most commonly managed with medications only. Surgical
treatment is an option
only in those who do not respond to these medications and in congenital glaucoma
Procedures & Services:
We offer all the facilities required in the diagnosis and the
management of glaucoma at our
hospital. Your treatment for best glaucoma specialist in Mumbai will help you change your
Initial glaucoma workup involves the measurement of the intraocular
pressure (IOP) with the help
of a Goldmann’s Applanation tonometer, evaluation of the angle of the eye with a Goldmann
goniolens , examination of the optic nerve head by slit lamp bio microscopy and the measurement
of the central corneal thickness using a pachymeter. Ultrasound biomicroscopy helps us to
assess angle details and dimensions and actively intervene based on the findings. We offer all
these facilities in our hospital. Get the best treatment by best glaucoma specialist in Mumbai.
Visual field monitoring is a very important part of glaucoma
management. We have the
Humphrey’s Field Analyzer strategy that allows us to monitor visual fields efficiently, assess
progression if any and change our mode of approach.
fields efficiently, assess progression if any and change our mode of approach.
OOptical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is the latest in glaucoma
diagnostics that gives us a
quantitative measurement of the retinal nerve fibre layer, the part of the eye damaged in
glaucoma. We offer this technology to you in the form of the Carl Zeiss Spectral Domain OCT.
Stereoscopic photographs of the disc for documentation of the changes
in the optic disc can be
taken on the the Zeiss VisuPac and FF450 plus fundus camera.
Although medications are the mainstay of glaucoma management, laser is
required in certain
types of glaucoma. We have the facility to do a laser iridotomy using the Zeiss YAG laser in
cases of angle closure glaucoma. Another laser procedure in glaucoma, the laser trabeculoplasty
is also done sometimes, for which we have the Diode laser.
Surgical procedures in glaucoma including trabeculectomy with and
trabeculotomy and even glaucoma drainage valve implant placements are performed by qualified
surgeons at our centre.