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Best Guide on Glaucoma and How to Avoid Permanent Loss of Vision

Glaucoma is a group of diseases which damage the optic nerve. Wikipedia has stated "Glaucoma is a chronic progressive optic neuropathy which leads to damage of the optic nerve with loss of vision in which the most important risk factor is raised intraocular pressure". Thus the cause of glaucoma generally is a failure of the eye to maintain an appropriate balance between the amount of internal (intraocular) fluid produced and the amount that drains away. Underlying reasons for this imbalance usually depends on the type of glaucoma. 

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Once diagnosed, treatment of glaucoma aims at reducing pressure in the eyeball. However treating glaucoma requires good understanding of the disease so as to manage symptoms and risk factors. And, most importantly it requires timely treatment as otherwise it may cause permanent loss of vision. At Sharp Sight, one of the best eye hospitalsin Delhi NCR, we have some of the finest glaucoma specialist in Delhi, who excel not just in offering effective treatment but also offer the best glaucoma surgery in Delhi

Better understanding of glaucoma help patients adhere to a treatment plan as they realise the seriousness of the eye problem. 

Types of Glaucoma 

There are two main types of glaucoma: open angle and closed angle. Both types of the disease are characterised by progressive optic nerve damage that is sometimes related to an increase in eye pressure also called as the intraocular pressure.

Open angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma, responsible for 90% of cases of glaucoma. The symptoms of open-angle glaucoma include loss of tunnel vision, or the gradual loss of peripheral vision which if not treated on time may even lead to permanent loss of vision. Many a times people do not experience any noticeable symptoms; therefore, it is important to get your eyes checked regularly especially if you have a family history of glaucoma.  

Closed angle glaucoma is caused by accumulation of aqueous humour that causes a bulging iris, thus obstructing aqueous humour drainage. Unlike open-angle glaucoma, it is a painful situation. The common symptoms of acute closed-angle glaucoma include eye pain, nausea and vomiting, sudden loss of sight, blurred vision and red eyes, etc. It's important to understand that it is a medical emergency. 

Treatment and Management of Glaucoma 

Use prescribed eye drops: It is the most common way of treating glaucoma. Prescription eye drops help to lower eye pressure by slowly improving fluid drainage in your eyes. These are to be used every day or as prescribed by your ophthalmologist.

Conventional or Laser surgery: Surgical intervention for glaucoma is done if eye drops or medicines don’t work. The main reason for surgery is to improve the fluid flow in the eye to lower eye pressure. Sometimes, your initial surgery does not lower eye pressure enough, requiring you to have a second surgery or to still continue using eye drops. 

At Sharp Sight, we make sure you receive the latest and best glaucoma treatment in Delhi-NCR through a variety of options available which includes eye drops, laser procedures, and surgery For patients who cannot tolerate medications or for whom medication alone has not been adequate, laser treatment continues to be an excellent choice. Laser treatment may also be used as primary treatment but the effect of laser treatment is typically not permanent, and many patients will eventually require medications. 

Although glaucoma cannot be cured, the treatment can definitely help to control it.

So, if you are diagnosed or being treated for glaucoma, be sure to take your glaucoma medications every day and see your eye doctor regularly. 

For best glaucoma treatment in Delhi-NCR, contact Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals). Our chain of hospitals are well equipped to offer best glaucoma surgery in Delhi at affordable cost. 

For Appointment : Call - +91-011-30051818
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