A fluid which is responsible for maintaining nutrition balance and shape of the eye is known as aqueous humor, but in some cases disequilibrium in the production as well as evacuation process of this fluid causes an increasing pressure within the eye and this problem is known as glaucoma. As shown in the picture after some period of time the increasing pressure becomes a huge barrier in the way of blood vessels trying to transfer blood to the eyes, which furthermore poses a threat to vision and in some cases permanent blindness also occurs. Unfortunately, even after so many advents going on in medical industry still it is quite difficult to detect glaucoma at its early stage. In most of the cases there are no symptoms of this disease and caveat signs come into attention after so much non-recoverable damage to the eye. All over the world this has because a prime reason for vision loss.
At KapilEyeHospital we measure the increasing pressure (IOP) within the eye with Non-Contact Tonometer it is basically a prism which throws blue light. As this device is quite effective in nature and helps in achieving highly accurate measurements. Our specialists touch the eyeball with this device to attain the correct statistics.
At the initial level, slow death of nerve fibers takes place and to detect as well as treat this damage our ophthalmologists use OCT device. Have a glimpse of treatment options for this slow sight killing disease.
This is how glaucoma affects the vision of tolerant
At the initial level eye drops and pills can ease the pain and appear as a blessing for tolerant. These medications act in a way that helps to detract production of aqueous humor fluid or improve the drainage system. Sometimes convalescent experience itching in fingers and toes, lower appetite, kidney problems as a sign of side effects, in any of this case you should immediately stop taking the medications and reach us, there is a huge possibility that you might be allergic to prescribed medicine.
Laser iridotomy is a surgical procedure used to treat narrow-angle glaucoma. In narrow-angle glaucoma, the angle between the iris and cornea is too narrow, which causes increased pressure within the eye and can lead to optic nerve damage and vision loss. Laser iridotomy can be used to widen the angle and decrease the pressure.
During the procedure, a laser beam is used to make a small hole in the iris. This hole allows fluid to move more freely between the iris and the anterior chamber of the eye, thereby decreasing the pressure inside the eye. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis and takes only a few minutes.
The risks associated with laser iridotomy are generally very low. It is possible, however, that the laser can cause some damage to the eye, such as an infection or bleeding. It is also possible that the procedure may not be successful in decreasing the pressure in the eye.
Trabeculectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat glaucoma, a disorder of the eye that can lead to vision loss. During the procedure, a surgeon creates a small hole in the sclera (the white outer layer of the eye) and removes a portion of the trabecular meshwork, a specialized tissue located at the base of the iris (the colored part of the eye). This reduces intraocular pressure, which can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss. Trabeculectomy is one of the most common glaucoma surgeries and is used when other treatments such as eye drops and laser treatments are not effective in controlling intraocular pressure. During the procedure, the surgeon may also perform a scleral flap, where part of the sclera is removed and replaced with a graft. This helps to reduce the risk of scarring and blockages which can lead to further vision loss.