Glaucoma

What Is Glaucoma?


Glaucoma is a disease that affects the optic nerve connecting the eye to the brain, usually due to build up of fluid pressure within the eye. Unless this pressure is brought down and controlled, this increase in pressure may cause progressive damage to the optic nerve and loss of nerve fibers, resulting in loss of vision. Glaucoma runs in families and the risk increases with age.



SIGNS & SYMPTOMS


Glaucoma is often called the "silent thief of sight," because it has few or no initial symptoms. Glaucoma generally develops gradually over several years and often goes undetected in the early stages. Early detection and treatment of glaucoma can prevent permanent vision loss and blindness.


Signs and symptoms of primary open-angle glaucoma:

Open-angle glaucoma gradually reduces peripheral vision without other symptoms in it's early stages. In advanced stages, the patient has tunnel vision.

Signs and symptoms of closed-angle glaucoma:
  • Blurry vision
  • Sudden and intense pain
  • Red eyes
  • Headache
  • Sudden vision loss


OUR SPECIALIZED GLAUCOMA SERVICES


The only way to be sure that you are unaffected by glaucoma is to undergo a comprehensive eye examination. Our clinic is well-equipped to diagnose glaucoma as early as possible and to arrest the disease in its earliest stage in the hands of experienced staffs.


TREATMENT


When glaucoma is refractory to medical therapy, laser therapy and surgical treatment are the options to consider. Our Doctor’s has performed numerous glaucoma procedures including the complicated glaucoma drainage implant surgeries. With rich clinical experience in the treatment of glaucoma, he will be able to determine the best suited treatment for your condition.

Eye Drops

Glaucoma eye drops are the most common treatments for glaucoma. These eye drops aim to either reduce the production of fluid in the eyes, or improve its outward flow, thereby reducing the pressure accumulation in the eyes.