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An insight into Glaucoma: Types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Glaucoma is the name of a complex disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, often in association with raised pressure within the eye causing irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is said to be the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. It can lead to a reduction in the field of vision and the ability to see clearly. In most cases, glaucoma sufferers will not be able to experience any sort of symptoms until significant damage has occurred.

 What are the early signs and symptoms of glaucoma?

Most of the times, the first sign is a minor loss or decrease in the field of vision. Most forms of glaucoma generally progress slowly, and most people with glaucoma do not even notice the symptoms until they have suffered significant loss of vision. Some people, however, may experience a sudden onset of pain, nausea, blurred vision or sensitivity to light, or they will begin seeing halos around lights. They are said to be suffering from acute glaucoma.

Who is more at risk for glaucoma?

If you are over the age of 60 years, diabetic or even have a family member with glaucoma, you are said to be at a higher risk for glaucoma than others.

What are the different types of glaucoma?

Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is one of the most common forms of glaucoma. The other types are:

  1. Normal-tension
  2. Narrow-angle
  3. Closed-angle
  4. Congenital
  5. Pigmentery
  6. Secondary glaucoma.

What glaucoma treatments are currently available?

An An-Noor Hospitals, we treat glaucoma the moment it is diagnosed. Greater are the chances of success in preventing visual loss is only when it gets diagnosed early. Glaucoma Treatment in Chennai and assessments can be easily carried out in our hospital and it is quite painless. We first measure the eyeball pressure, optic nerve examination, assess the fluid drainage channels of the eyeball, and then a test to chart the area of the vision that each eye can see.

Though there is no 100% cure for glaucoma, it can usually be controlled if it can be caught early enough. The best approach depends on what type the patient has and how advanced it is and if it is advanced,  Glaucoma Surgery in Chennai is suggested.

Are there any ways to prevent glaucoma?

 The means of preventing glaucoma is not yet known, but time and again research has shown us that avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol, eating a healthy diet, keeping your weight down, exercise and periodical check-ups can reduce the chances. Choose the best for your eye health. An-Noor Eye Hospital leverages the most-recent technology developments across the world to offer world-class Glaucoma Treatment in Chennai. We have an expert team of doctors who are experts in treating varying levels of glaucoma.

We focus on the three main pillars of eye care

  1. Our hospital to provide “State of the Art” infrastructure and facilities
  2. The dedicated and compassionate staff
  3. Human-centric principles and practices of functioning.

We intend to promote positive changes in the eye care system.

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