Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve at the back of the eye is slowly destroyed. In most people this damage is due to an increased pressure inside the eye as a result of blockage of the circulation of aqueous or its drainage.
The most common type of glaucoma often has no symptoms other than slow vision loss. Other symptoms include eye pain, redness, headaches, blurry or foggy vision, halos around lights, reading difficulty, nausea and vomiting.
Equipments at the clinic include Humphrey field Analyser, Optic nerve fibre analysis, Optical coherence tomography, Non contact Tonometer, Applanation Tonometer, Pachymetry, Digital Photography, 90 D lens( stereo bio microscopic evaluation) Ultrasound Bio microscopy, Zeiss fundus photography unit.
ND : YAG Laser. Laser treatment includes iridotomy, Argon laser trabeculoplasty and surgical procedures include Trabeculectomy. Glaucoma surgeries are performed in fully equipped Operation Theatre.
There are certain groups who are prone to develop glaucoma - Steroid users, High Hypermetropia, Hypertension, High myopia, High eye pressure, Migraine and persons with family history of glaucoma.