Anil Eye Care Hospital
This Glaucoma Week From 12th march to 18th March Get a Free Eye Check-up At Anil Eye Hospital Kalyan Branch.
Done by State-of-the-Art diagnostic and therapeutic modalities :
It is a condition which causes an abnormally high intraocular pressure inside the eye. The high pressure silently damages the optic nerve and blood vessels that nourish the retina. Once optic nerve is damaged, gradual loss of vision takes place. Damage to the optic nerve takes place slowly that the person usually is not aware of the gradual loss of vision. Vision gradually becomes more and more impaired until irreversible blindness sets in which is called Absolute Glaucoma.
-Dull pain around the eye after staying in dark e.g. after coming out of cinema theatre.
-Frequent changes in reading glasses.
-Blurred or foggy vision
The Ocular Response Analyzer is a novel instrument for measuring the intraocular pressure (IOP) of the eye. It is also the only instrument capable of measuring the biomechanical properties of the cornea. Corneal biomechanical properties influence intraocular pressure measurement, undergo alterations in corneal pathology and following corneal refractive surgery. Corneal Hysteresis (CH), which is the result of viscous damping in the corneal tissue, is a new indicator of corneal biomechanical properties.
The Glaucoma dept of Anil Eye Hospital is now equipped with the Ocular response Analyzer, a latest and novel technique to measure Intraocular pressure.
Basic monitoring equipment like the Ophthalmoscope, non contact and applanation tonometry, Pachymeter and Gonioscope for complete Glaucoma workup.
Laser procedures and surgery for the management of Glaucoma.
Eye produces fluid called aqueous humor within it and this fluid performs the functions of lubricating and nourishing certain parts of the eye. This fluid then gets drained in the blood stream. A dedicate balance is maintained between production and drainage of this fluid so as to exert normal fluid pressure inside the eye, known as intraocular pressure. The optic nerve arises from the retina, the innermost layer of the eye, and carries messages to the brain which is responsible for interpretation of image
However, early treatment can limit further loss of vision. The objective of treating glaucoma is to lower eye pressure and can be done with the help of
This part of the treatment is the most important. Some eye drops reduce the amount of fluid produced by eyes whereas others increase drainage of fluid from the eyes.
You must use your medicines as directed by your ophthalmologist. You must not stop medicines even if you do not have symptoms.
When glaucoma cannot be controlled with the help of medicines or when patients are unable to tolerate the side effects of the medicines, the following procedures maybe used to improve drainage of fluid by your ophthalmologist.
Laser produces high energy beam of light to increase drainage of excess fluid thereby lowering pressure inside the eye. Laser procedures may be effective only in certain cases.
In cases where medicines & laser do not help to reduce the eye pressure to the desired level, surgery may need to be performed. Filtration surgery can be done to create a new drainage channel to facilitate drainage of excess fluid, thereby lowering pressure inside the eye.