Comprehensive Glaucoma Workup And Management

Comprehensive Glaucoma Workup And Management

Friends Eye Care boasts of a complete Glaucoma set up from

  • Pachymeter – Alcon Pachymeter
  • Non-contact Tonometer
  • Schiotz tonometer
  • Applanation Tonometer
  • Gonioscope
  • Automated Perimetry

We do holistic management of the disease and focus on patient education.

Glaucoma is an eye condition that causes immense damage to the optic nerve, which is essential for a person’s good vision. Such damage is often caused due to high pressure caused in the eye. Glaucoma is a common condition in people who are over 60 years but can also occur at any age.

Glaucoma can occur in any form and without a warning sign. The effect of this condition can be gradual, and one only notices a change in their vision after the condition advances. Vision loss that occurs due to glaucoma cannot be treated; hence, it is important to undergo regular eye examinations. Early diagnosis of this condition can help the individual with effective eye treatment. If diagnosed early, vision loss can be prevented or slowed down.

The Symptoms

The symptoms of glaucoma can depend entirely on the stage and the type. For example:

Open-angle glaucoma Patients suffering from this condition can witness patchy blind spots, often in both the eyes, on the central or peripheral vision. Patients can also suffer from tunnel vision once the condition advances.

Acute angle-closure glaucoma The symptoms associated with this condition are eye pain, blurred vision, and headache with nausea, eye redness, and formation of halos when you look into the light.

Any kind of glaucoma when left untreated will cause complete loss of vision, and it is said that even with timely treatment, one can still lose vision within 20 years.

The Risks

Any person can suffer from glaucoma, but a few are at a higher risk than others.

  • People who are 40 years and above
  • People who have a family history of glaucoma
  • Ones who are suffering from diabetes
  • People who have problems with vision or have blurred vision
  • People who often see haloes around bright light
  • Those who suffer from headaches more frequently
  • Those who change their glasses frequently as their eyesight decreases

When Do You Need to See a Doctor?

If you are experiencing symptoms related to glaucoma, it is suggested you see an ophthalmologist immediately. Some of the symptoms you should not ignore are severe headaches, pain in the eyes and a blurred vision.

We at Friends Eye Care not only help patients manage the condition effectively but also educate them about the treatment process.

Give us a call today for an appointment!