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Yashoda hospital has a vision of fulfilling the needs of the community in the Ghaziabad region by providing super speciality eye care services. With latest and advanced technology, we have the best facilities available to provide the latest treatment in eye care under one roof. We offer premier ophthalmic treatment by offering a wide range of eye care surgeries. We provide individualised treatment to all of our patients, whether they are visiting us for emergency treatment, outpatient procedure, or extended care.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions which damages the optic nerve. A healthy optic nerve is vital for the good vision. Usually, the damage in the eye is caused by extremely high pressure in the eyes. Generally, for people over the age of 60, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. The condition can occur at any age, but it is much more common for people in old age.

There are many types of glaucoma, and they come with no warning signs. You may not even notice any change in your vision until it comes at an advanced stage.

Glaucoma can’t be treated entirely, so it is important that you get your eyes checked up regularly. Vision loss can be slowed or prevented if glaucoma is recognised early.

Who is the Candidate for Glaucoma treatment?

The eye specialists will check you for any signs and symptoms of glaucoma, which varies depending on the type and stage of your condition, such as

  • Open-angle glaucoma
  • Small blind spots in your side (peripheral) or central vision, or in both eyes
  • Tunnel vision in the advanced stages
  • Acute angle-closure glaucoma
  • Severe headache
  • Eye pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Halos around lights
  • Eye redness

However, If left untreated, glaucoma will result in permanent blindness.

How is Glaucoma diagnosed?

The ophthalmologists review your medical history and begin a comprehensive eye examination. Several tests will be performed, such as:

  • Measuring intraocular pressure (tonometry)
  • Testing for optic nerve damage by conducting a dilated eye examination and imaging tests
  • Screening for areas of vision loss
  • Measuring corneal thickness (pachymetry)
  • Inspecting the drainage angle (gonioscopy)

What are the Procedures offered at Yashoda Hospital to Treat Glaucoma?

Glaucoma condition can’t be reversed, but treatment and regular check-ups can help in preventing and slowing the vision loss. Depending on your medical condition, the doctor may use a variety of procedures to treat glaucoma.

  • Filtering surgery: Your surgeon use a surgical procedure called a trabeculectomy which creates an opening in the white of the eye (sclera) and extracts part of the trabecular meshwork.
  • Drainage tubes: In this procedure, a small tube shunt is inserted in your eye by your eye surgeon to drain away excess fluid to lower your eye pressure.
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS): Your doctor may perform a MIGS procedure to lower your eye pressure. The procedures usually require less risk of postoperative care and have minimal risk than trabeculectomy or installing a drainage device. There are various
  • These procedures generally require less immediate postoperative care and have fewer risk MIGS techniques available, and our doctors will discuss the options with you to determine the right procedure for you.

After your procedure, you will have to visit your doctor for follow-up exams. And you may eventually need to undergo for other procedures if your eye pressure starts to increase or there are other changes occur in your eye.

Treating acute angle-closure glaucoma

If you are diagnosed with acute angle-closure glaucoma, then it constitutes a medical emergency, and you will have to undergo immediate treatment to reduce the pressure in your eyes. You will require both laser and medication or other surgical procedures. In addition, sometimes the patient has to undergo a laser peripheral iridotomy, where the doctor makes a small opening in your iris using a laser. The eye pressure is removed by allowing the fluid to flow through the opening.



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