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Glaucoma - Know your treatment options

Glaucoma is a category of conditions pertaining to damaged optic nerves. The damage is induced by high pressure on the eyes. The health of optic nerves is critical for good-quality vision and so surgery (trabeculectomy) is often recommended to prevent permanent vision loss. Although Glaucoma can affect you at any stage of your life, it is mostly noticed in the 60+ age group. Read on to find out more.

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Glaucoma - Know your treatment options

Glaucoma is a category of conditions pertaining to damaged optic nerves. The damage is induced by high pressure on the eyes. The health of optic nerves is critical for good-quality vision and so surgery (trabeculectomy) is often recommended to prevent permanent vision loss. Although Glaucoma can affect you at any stage of your life, it is mostly noticed in the 60+ age group. Read on to find out more.

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Condition

What is Glaucoma?

1 ) Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. 2 ) This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye. 3 ) Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It can occur at any age but is more common in older adults..view more

How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

If you are experiencing new, severe, or persistent following symptoms, contact a Doctor. 1)Patchy blind spots in your side (peripheral) or central vision, frequently in both eyes. 2)Tunnel vision in the advanced stages 3)Eye pain

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Condition

What is Glaucoma?

1 ) Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. 2 ) This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye. 3 ) Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It can occur at any age but is more common in older adults..

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How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

If you are experiencing new, severe, or persistent following symptoms, contact a Doctor. 1)Patchy blind spots in your side (peripheral) or central vision, frequently in both eyes. 2)Tunnel vision in the advanced stages 3)Eye pain

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Causes

  • The fluid inside your eye, called aqueous humor, usually flows out of your eye through a mesh-like channel.
  • If this channel gets blocked, or the eye is producing too much fluid, the liquid builds up.
  • Sometimes what causes this blockage is unknown but experts say it is inherted.
  • Other causes of glaucoma include a blunt or chemical injury to your eye, severe eye infection, blocked blood vessels inside your eye, and inflammatory conditions.

Symptoms

  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Vision loss
  • Redness in your eye
  • Eye that looks hazy (particularly in infants)
  • Upset Stomach or Vomiting
  • Eye Pain

Causes

  • The fluid inside your eye, called aqueous humor, usually flows out of your eye through a mesh-like channel.
  • If this channel gets blocked, or the eye is producing too much fluid, the liquid builds up.
  • Sometimes what causes this blockage is unknown but experts say it is inherted.
  • Other causes of glaucoma include a blunt or chemical injury to your eye, severe eye infection, blocked blood vessels inside your eye, and inflammatory conditions.

Symptoms

  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Vision loss
  • Redness in your eye
  • Eye that looks hazy (particularly in infants)
  • Upset Stomach or Vomiting
  • Eye Pain

When to go for surgery? What would be the complication if not operated?

Treatment aims at reducing the intraocular pressure and preventing further damage to the optic nerves. Intraocular pressure can be reduced by increasing the drainage of aqueous humor or reducing its production through medications,

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Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Glaucoma surgery is deemed medically necessary and is therefore covered by medical insurance.However some Insurance have a waiting period for Glaucoma surgery before you can go for a cashless facility.Please check with your Insurance providers in case you plan for glaucoma surgery.

How is the recovery after surgery?

Glaucoma recovery is quick. You can return to your daily activities one day after laser surgery.However, eye doctors recommend avoiding activities that cause pressure in the eye for a few weeks. Activities that may strain the eyes include heavy lifting and bending.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Both filtration surgery and glaucoma laser surgery recovery periods have similar timeframes. You can expect about a month for a full recovery. Quicker recovery periods last about 3 weeks.

Glaucoma surgery has a high success rate. The vast majority of patients report that their eye pressure has gone down after glaucoma surgery, improving their eye health overall.

During recovery, patients are advised to avoid heaving lifting, straining and bending for the first couple weeks following surgery until the operated eye completely heals.

You can shower or wash your hair the day after surgery. Keep water, soap, shampoo, hair spray, and shaving lotion out of your eye, especially for the first week. Do not rub or put pressure on your eye for at least 1 week.

You should always wear your glasses during the daytime. If you find your eyes are feeling sensitive to light, you can wear sunglasses to reduce any discomfort. However, you can continue to read and watch TV during this time.