Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness by damaging a nerve in the back of your eye called the optic nerve.
The symptoms can start so slowly that you may not notice them. The only way to find out if you have glaucoma is to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
There’s no cure for glaucoma, but early treatment can often stop the damage and protect your vision.
The yard-stick for glaucomatous damage
Zeiss HVF is the perfect tool for Objective assessment of visual field. It is the true indicator of glaucoma’s impact on the patient’s vision and helps in patient education about his/her disease status.
Gold-standard of eye pressure recording
Delicate performance of this instrument gives precise readings of the eye pressure. All Glaucoma patients at GEI are managed based on their eye pressure readings of Applanation tonometer only.
To ensure that the recorded pressure is not a false alarm
The eye pressure recorded by any method is dependant on the thickness of the eyeball. The thicker the eyeball the higher the pressure readings. Hence, the eye pressure must be adjusted for the thickness of the eyeball.
Eye drops / Laser / Surgery
The main stay of glaucoma treatment is eye drops, however Shunt and Valve surgeries are done for advanced cases. Laser iridotomy is done for angle closure glaucoma.