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Don't let Glaucoma blind you

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which impairment to the nerve sited in the back of the eye (optic nerve) and leads to loss of eyesight. At first, side (peripheral) vision is lost. If glaucoma is not treated, vision loss might continue, leading to complete blindness over time. At Spectra Eye, we aim to give our patients optimal care and treatment options for Glaucoma in Delhi.

Don't delay, Glaucoma can be treated

Glaucoma is a condition affecting the optic nerve that leads to vision loss and is commonly characterized by elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Treatment for glaucoma at Spectra Eye concentrates on preserving eyesight by decelerating the damage to the nerve in the back of the eye (optic nerve). There are numerous glaucoma surgeries and variations or combinations of those surgeries, that expedite the escape of excess aqueous humor from the eye to lower intraocular pressure and a few that lower IOP by declining the production of aqueous.

Types of Glaucoma

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Open-angle glaucoma (OAG)

Open-angle glaucoma (OAG) is the most common type of glaucoma. In open-angle glaucoma, the optic nerve is gradually impaired, generally causing gradual loss of vision. Both eyes can be affected simultaneously, although one might be affected more than the other. At times, much of your eyesight can be affected before you observe a change.

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Closed-angle glaucoma (CAG)

Closed-angle glaucoma (CAG) is less common, accounting for about 10% of all glaucoma cases. In closed-angle glaucoma, the colored portion of the eye i.e. iris and the lens block the movement of fluid between the chambers of the eye, triggering pressure to build up and the iris to push on the drainage system (trabecular meshwork) of the eye. It might cause unexpected hazy vision with pain and redness, typically in one eye first; symptoms might also include nausea and vomiting. A related type, acute closed-angle glaucoma, is often an emergency scenario and needs instantaneous medical care to prevent perpetual impairment to the eye.

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Congenital Glaucoma

Congenital glaucoma is a rare type of glaucoma that is present in some babies at birth. Glaucoma that develops during the first few years of life is called infantile glaucoma. Babies with congenital or infantile glaucoma generally have cloudy eyes that are sensitive to light and have unwarranted tearing. Symptoms might not develop until 6 months to 1 year after birth. If the issue is not identified early and treated, the kid might have severe vision loss and might go blind. Individuals between the age of 3 years and young adulthood can develop a similar kind of glaucoma called juvenile glaucoma.

What causes glaucoma?

Impairment to the optic nerve is thought to be triggered by augmented pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure, or IOP). This might result from excess fluid, called aqueous humor, building up in the eye for the eye produces too much or drains too little of the fluid. However, numerous cases of glaucoma develop without increased IOP. In these cases, decreased blood flow to the optic nerve may cause the damage. Glaucoma might develop after an eye injury, after eye surgery, from the growth of an eye tumor, or as a complication of a medical ailment such as diabetes. Certain medicines (corticosteroids) might cause glaucoma when they are used to treat eye inflammation or other ailments. Glaucoma that develops because of another condition is called secondary glaucoma.

Glaucoma Treatment in Delhi

Glaucoma is one of the most common eye condition among older people. It is recommended that patients over the age of 50 should get their eye checked regularly. To start your glaucoma treatment in Delhi, get in touch with us today.

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FAQ

Glaucoma is a group of related eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain.
In its early stages, glaucoma usually has no symptoms, which is what makes it so dangerous — by the time you notice problems with your sight, the disease has progressed to the point that irreversible vision loss has already occurred and additional loss may be difficult to stop.
There are two main kinds:

Open-angle glaucoma. It’s the most common type. Your doctor may also call it wide-angle glaucoma. The drain structure in your eye -- it’s called the trabecular meshwork -- looks normal, but fluid doesn’t flow out like it should.

Angle-closure glaucoma. It’s less common in the West than in Asia. You may also hear it called acute or chronic angle-closure or narrow-angle glaucoma. Your eye doesn’t drain right because the angle between your iris and cornea is too narrow. Your iris is in the way. This can cause a sudden buildup of pressure in your eye. It’s also linked to farsightedness and cataracts, a clouding of the lens inside your eye.
Glaucoma suspect describes a person with one or more risk factors that may lead to glaucoma, but this individual does not have definite glaucomatous optic nerve damage or visual field defect. A great overlap can exist between findings in patients with early glaucoma and those who are glaucoma suspect without the disease.
Glaucoma can be treated with eyedrops, tablets, laser procedure(s), eye operation(s), or a combination of methods. One must understand that the whole purpose of treatment is to keep the eye pressure under control to prevent further loss of vision. More importantly, as the goal of all the treatment modalities is the same i.e. to control the eye pressure
Some people have a higher than normal risk of getting glaucoma. This includes people who:
  • are over age 40
  • have family members with glaucoma
  • are of African or Hispanic heritage
  • have high eye pressure
  • are farsighted or nearsighted
  • have had an eye injury
  • have corneas that are thin in the center
  • have thinning of the optic nerve
  • have diabetes, migraines, poor blood circulation or other health problems affecting the whole body
Talk with an ophthalmologist about your risk for getting glaucoma. People with more than one of these risk factors have an even higher risk of glaucoma.