What is glaucoma:
Causes of Glaucoma
Symptoms of glaucoma
- Frequent change in glasses
- Pain especially in low light conditions
- Coloured haloes
- Medical – Single or a combination of eye drops are given to reduce the pressure to an
acceptable level and regular follow ups are required to check the progression of glaucoma.
More medications may need to be added if the pressure in the eye doesn’t drop down to an
acceptable level or there is evidence of further progression of glaucoma. The drops are
generally for life, so therefore a thorough and detailed assessment is required by a glaucoma
specialist before instituting the therapy.
- Laser – Certain types of lasers are also effective in prevention of angle closure glaucoma and open angle glaucoma. Your glaucoma specialist will decide which is the best option for your eyes.
a.) Minimally Invasive iStent Inject – The latest and the most innovative Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery comes in the form of small titanium devices which are implanted in the trabecular meshwork, where the maximum resistance to outflow of the fluid occurs. The stents act as passages through which fluid from within the eye goes out without any resistance, thereby reducing the pressure within the eye. Dr Varun Baweja is the first surgeon in India who has been certified for implantation of the iStent Inject in India. He also holds the distinction of having implanted the first iStent Inject in the country. He has completed advanced MIGS training from the UK in iStents and other devices.
b.) Invasive Surgery – (Trabeculectomy) There are other options also for reducing the pressure. They are the traditional methods of creating a alternate pathway for passage of fluid, after removing a part of the layer in the eye and is usually done with the help of sutures applied around the newly created pathway.