Glaucoma, also called as Silent thief of sight is an asymptomatic disease of the eye which exhibits a typical optic neuropathy which results in progressive visual field loss.The most important risk factor is raised intraocular pressure.Risk factors for glaucoma include age above 40 years, diabetes, myopia, mature cataract, trauma, certain retinal diseases and a family history of glaucoma.
At Vasan Eye Care hospitals the patient is investigated thoroughly with use a of Perimetry, Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) and then the treatment is personalised to the patient to maintain his vision and quality of life.
Glaucoma is treated by lowering your eye pressure (intraocular pressure). Depending on the condition, your options may include prescription of eye drops, oral medications, laser treatment, surgery or a combination of these treatments
My father ( aged 55 ) is a lorry driver and he was complaining about not able to see clearly the corners unless he turns his head. We met the doctor at Vasan three years back and he checked the pressure of the eye and gave him drops to use. With constant followups and checks from Vasan eye care regularly with my dad, his condition has not deteriorated so far.