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World Glaucoma Week (March 12-18) : The Fight To Preserve Sight Is On!

One of the common causes of Glaucoma is ocular hypertension or high Intraocular pressure in eyes. If left untreated, this high eye pressure can even lead to permanent loss of vision in some individuals. But, what causes this change in intraocular pressure? Slight changes in eye pressure are normal and may not pose risk for glaucoma but changes caused due to anatomical problems, inflammation of the eye after trauma or infection and genetic factors, etc., may prove to be harmful for your eyes. 

Few studies reveal that consumption of caffeine and alcohol also causes temporary changes in intraocular pressure, so does activities like heavy weightlifting, etc. However, none of this causes glaucoma. 

Abnormal intraocular pressure usually don’t cause any symptoms. Therefore, at Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals), one of the best eye hospitals in Delhi NCR, we advise to get your eyes regularly checked up, especially if you have family history of glaucoma or if you are diabetic or have hypertension. 

Glaucoma typically causes no pain and produces no symptoms, but if left untreated it can eventually affect peripheral vision. And, if the condition continues to progress, it can even lead to permanent eye damage and can cause vision loss too.

Diagnostic Tests to Detect Changes in Eye Pressure

To screen for glaucoma, the test commonly used to measure intraocular pressure is called tonometry. However, diagnosis of glaucoma will require more than the eye pressure measurement because it is possible to have glaucoma and have normal eye pressure.

At Sharp Sight, we offer the best treatment for glaucoma in Delhi NCR at very affordable price. Our hospitals are well equipped and we have a team of excellent and best eye surgeons in Delhi NCR. 

We use one of the following tonometry methods to measure intraocular pressure:

*Applanation tonometry: This test measures the amount of force needed to temporarily flatten a part of your cornea. Your eye surgeon may put fluorescein dye in your eye. Followed by this, the tonometer is briefly placed on the cornea to determine eye pressure. Before the test, you’ll receive anesthetic drops to numb the eye.

*Noncontact tonometry: This test estimates the pressure in your eye using a puff of air. No instruments will touch your eye, so you won’t need an anesthetic.

If abnormal intraocular pressures are detected, then you may need more specialised tests to determine your risk of developing eye disease. These tests may include ophthalmoscopy, perimetry or visual field testing, pachymetry, and optical coherence tomography.


Changes in eye pressure that do not affect vision may not need to be treated, unless the patient is at risk of developing glaucoma. A variety of medications are used to treat ocular hypertension.

Eye drops is often the first line of treatment. Patients with severe intraocular hypertension may require glaucoma surgery.

Prevention To Maintain Good Eye Health

There is no way to tell whether your eye pressure has changed unless you get specific tests done. Therefore, maintaining good eye health is the only way to prevent vision problems associated with eye pressure changes. Get regular eye examinations from the best eye doctor to maintain your eye heath.

If you think your vision has changed, do not delay and make an appointment with your eye doctor as soon as possible to avoid potential vision loss that may result from an untreated condition.

For details on best glaucoma treatment in Delhi NCR or to book an appointment with our world-class glaucoma specialists, contact us immediately! 

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