Glaucoma Clinic (Kala Motia)

What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a potential sight threatening disease and the second most common cause of blindness in the world. In this condition the rise in pressure of the eye causes loss of nerve cells of the optic nerve which in turn causes loss of vision.

Who is at risk of glaucoma?
Early detection and treatment is the only way to prevent glaucoma blindness. Therefore, people with the following risk factors must get their eyes checked regularly to rule out glaucoma:

Risk factors for glaucoma –

  • Age above 40 years
  • Refractive error
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of glaucoma
  • History of eye injury or inflammation
  • History of prolonged use of steroid drops

How to stop glaucoma?
Any person at risk of glaucoma must get a detailed eye check-up including eye pressure, corneal thickness, optic nerve head evaluation, visual field charting, and oct of the optic nerve head to decide the threat to vision due to glaucoma and further treatment, if required. Depending upon the different types of glaucoma the eye doctor can choose treatments from lasers, eye drops, or glaucoma surgery to control the eye pressure.