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About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that are connected to optic nerve damage. The optic nerve is directly responsible for the vision, and its degeneration impacts the overall vision negatively. It is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60. Though aging is a common risk factor behind glaucoma, it is not the only one. Nerve damage due to glaucoma occurs primarily due to the accumulation of fluids and increased eye pressure. If diagnosed in time, the eye pressure can be reduced and the patient’s impending blindness can be prevented or slowed down.

Overview

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Causes of Glaucoma
    • Elevated eye pressure
    • Hereditary
    • Trauma
    • Atherosclerosis , i.e., deposition of fatty cells in arteries near the eye
    • Congenital disorders
    • Undue eye pressure or strain
Symptoms of Glaucoma
    • Patchy blind spots obstructing the central or peripheral vision in both eyes
    • Tunnel vision
    • Headaches with eye pain
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Blurry vision
    • Halos around lights
    • Eye redness
Risk factors of glaucoma
    • High intraocular pressure (internal eye pressure)
    • 60+ years of age
    • Family history of glaucoma
    • Diseases that affect nerves and vessels like diabetes , heart disease, high blood pressure, sickle-cell anemia, atherosclerosis
    • Thin corneas (especially in the center)
    • Severe myopia/hypermetropia
    • Eye injury
    • Surgical complications from previous eye treatments/surgeries
    • Corticosteroid medications (especially eyedrops)
Types of Glaucoma
    • Open-angle glaucoma
    • Angle-closure glaucoma
    • Normal-tension glaucoma
    • Infantile glaucoma
    • Pigmentary glaucoma
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Treatment

Diagnosis

Before getting treatment, the patient should get a thorough diagnosis. Diagnosis for glaucoma includes a detailed patient history and imaging test. Common diagnostic tests required for glaucoma are:

  • Physical examination: Your ophthalmologist will take a detailed medical and family history and perform a comprehensive eye exam to look for any signs of redness, dryness, swelling, decreased visual acuity, etc.
  • Tonometry: Tonometry helps measure intraocular pressure by applying slight air pressure to the cornea to gauge the severity of the condition.
  • Retinal imaging test: Retinal imaging test provides a digital image of about 80% of the eye and helps in diagnosing eye disorders.
  • Visual field test: A visual field test helps assess peripheral vision and check for areas of vision loss. 
  • Pachymetry: Pachymetry is a quick and painless test that helps measure the corneal thickness to determine if the glaucoma is caused due to a corneal abnormality.
  • Gonioscopy: For gonioscopy, the eye doctor uses a  special lens and slit lamp to inspect the drainage angle of the eye to diagnose the type and cause of glaucoma. 

Treatment

  • Medical management: Medical management for glaucoma is done through eyedrops and tablets that help lower the intraocular pressure. However, to ensure the success of the treatment, the patient should make sure they do not skip or delay their medicine. Prescription eyedrops and oral medicines for glaucoma include prostaglandins, beta blockers, alpha-adrenergic drugs, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, rho-kinase inhibitors, or cholinergic drugs.
  • Laser therapy: Laser treatment helps clear any blockages in the trabecular system and restore the flow to decrease the intraocular pressure and manage glaucoma. Common laser treatments for glaucoma include YAG laser peripheral iridotomy, argon laser trabeculoplasty, diode laser myeloablation, and selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT).
  • TRAB surgery (Trabeculectomy): During a trabeculectomy, the eye surgeon creates a flap in the sclera to expose the internal trabecular network and create an alternative pathway for the drainage of an extra aqueous liquid to control intraocular pressure. After the surgery, there is a small swelling under the eyebrow where the liquid collects before draining out.
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS): MIGS is a collection of low-risk eye surgeries that helps reduce intraocular pressure by alternative approaches such as bypassing the trabecular network, increasing outflow through micro eye stents, creating an alternative pathway for liquid drainage through valvular surgery, etc. The surgery is less risky than trabeculectomy and yields better results.

Our Clinics in Indore

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Why choose Pristyn Care?

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Safe & Advanced Glaucoma Treatment

At Pristyn Care, we leverage modern USFDA-approved technologies to treat glaucoma in the safest way possible. The methods used for glaucoma treatment include laser trabeculoplasty, cyclophotocoagulation, drainage implants, filtering surgery, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

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Highly Experienced Glaucoma Surgeons

Pristyn Care has a team of highly experienced ophthalmologists, all of whom are well-trained and specialize in performing all types of glaucoma surgery. Our eye doctors diagnose the patients thoroughly and recommend the most suitable treatment option.

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Flexible Payment Options

We have a flexible payment system to ensure that patients can choose a convenient mode of payment for glaucoma treatment. We also provide a No-Cost EMI service that divides the treatment cost into smaller monthly installments.

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Assisted Surgery Experience

We appoint a care coordinator to all patients who assist them throughout the treatment journey, including doctor consultations, insurance paperwork, hospital formalities, admission, discharge, and post-surgery care.

Frequently Asked Question

Is glaucoma eye surgery safe?

Glaucoma surgery is very advanced and helps protect vision even in patients with severe glaucoma. However, like most other surgeries, there is still some risk associated with it. Common risks of glaucoma surgery are cataracts, corneal issues, low intraocular pressure, vision loss, etc.

How much does glaucoma surgery cost in Indore?

The cost of glaucoma surgery in Indore ranges from Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 40,000. The cost range is a little arbitrary and can easily vary depending on the severity of the patient’s condition, patient’s eye health, whether they require other treatments, etc.

Is glaucoma surgery in Indore covered under insurance?

Yes, glaucoma treatment is covered under most major health insurance policies in Indore, as it causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve and can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated properly and promptly.

Can I avoid glaucoma surgery?

Glaucoma is a progressive condition that usually worsens over time. There are various eyedrops and oral medications that can help manage it and help reduce internal eye pressure. However, ultimately the most successful and long-term treatment for glaucoma is surgery.

What kind of treatment does Pristyn Care provide for glaucoma treatment in Indore?

At Pristyn Care eye clinics in Indore, you can receive advanced glaucoma treatment. Pristyn Care has retina exerts that can provide medical management, laser treatment (selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT), trabeculectomy (TRAB surgery), and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) like eye stents and valvular surgery for glaucoma management.

How can the patient improve recovery after glaucoma surgery?

Although glaucoma surgery can lower eye pressure and help stabilize vision, it does not completely eliminate glaucoma. To ensure that the surgical benefits last for a long time, the patient should follow the following tips:

  • The patient has mild redness, swelling, and irritation around the eye, however, to avoid rubbing the eye and potentially causing complications, the patient should wear protective eyewear.
  • The patient should follow their postsurgical prescription for eyedrops and medicines without fail.
  • Make sure you contact your eye surgeon immediately if you experience any complications such as unbearable pain, pus, or discharge from the eye, a shadow in the visual field, a decrease in vision, etc.
  • During the first couple of weeks, the patient should restrict bending, running, and lifting activities. 
  • The patient may need lifelong precautions for swimming, diving, and other similar activities.
  • Reusable contact lenses can help or delay the recovery based on the individual patient, so make sure you consult your doctor regarding the same.
  • Consult your surgeon before you start using eye makeup or other eye products.

Lifestyle tips to prevent worsening of glaucoma

  • Make sure you take your prescription eyedrops and medications on time. Skipped doses and delays in taking medicines can worsen your condition. Additionally, if you are taking medicines for other conditions, make sure none of it includes corticosteroids. Do not self-medicate for any health problem.
  • Try your best to avoid falls and accidents, as any injury to the eye can aid in glaucoma progression.
  • Avoid excessive intake of tea or coffee as they can elevate internal eye pressure. Also, avoid drinking a large quantity of water in one go.
  • Exercise safely. While some exercise is helpful in maintaining intraocular pressure, excessive exercising can increase eye strain and pressure. Perform aerobic exercises about 3-4 times a week for 25 minutes. This can include swimming, jogging or walking, or riding a bike.
  • Avoid lifting heavy weights and pushups as they can cause eye strain. Yoga poses like shirshasana that strain the head region should also be avoided.
  • If you are pregnant, make sure you consult both your eye doctor and your obstetrician regarding your medicines, as glaucoma medicines can affect the developing fetus.
  • Take small breaks if you are using digital screens for long periods in your daily life.
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