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Glaucoma can damage your optic nerves and cause severe damage over time. It is a common condition that can develop later in life. There are many ways to treat Glaucoma that depend on the stage in which the disease is. At Entegrity, we provide comprehensive treatment plans for Glaucoma. Our team of expert healthcare providers creates detailed care plans to ensure your eyes stay healthy. Contact us to book a check-up today!

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    What is Glaucoma?

    Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve of the eyes.

    The condition is often a result of the high pressure in your eyes. There is a clear liquid that flows in our eyes. The amount that comes in should be complemented by the amount that goes out. This drainage happens through an area called the drainage angle. When this angle gets disrupted, fluids can build up in the eye, resulting in increased pressure on the eye. This pressure can damage the optic nerve in the long run. The optic nerve transfers visual information between your eye and the brain. Glaucoma can happen at any age, but it is more common in people who are above the age of 60.

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    DISEASE NAME Glaucoma
    SURGERY NAME Eye Drops, Laser Therapy, Surgical Interventions
    DURATION 1 - 2 hours
    TREATED BY Glaucoma Specialists, Ophthalmologists

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    Types of Glaucoma

    Stages of Glaucoma

    There are four stages to Glaucoma based on the severity of the condition.

    The initial stages of Glaucoma are not easily detectable. Often, by the time one learns about the disease, it has already progressed to the later stages.

    Location of Glaucoma

    The location of Glaucoma is the back of the eye. This disease directly impacts the optic nerve that is responsible for the transmission of signals from the eyes to the brain. If the optic nerve gets damaged, it can lead to complete loss of vision.

    Glaucoma Diagnosis

    Glaucoma often gets detected because its symptoms become apparent. It can also be detected during eye exams. If your doctor thinks you may be suffering from Glaucoma, there are certain tests they may recommend.
    Also known as tonometry, the exam is done through an instrument called a tonometer. It is used to measure the pressure inside the eye. The exam is done after putting some dye into the front of your eye. Your doctor will shine some light and touch the tonometer to your eye for measurement. You will also be given anesthetic painkillers during the procedure. Sometimes, doctors may also use a machine that does not touch your eyes and only uses a puff of air.
    This test is also known as perimetry. The doctor checks for areas of missing vision in your eyes. Your doctor will show you light spots in a sequence and will require you to press buttons for the ones you can see. If you see the spots in the periphery, chances are your vision is affected by Glaucoma.
    The optic nerve is the one that actually gets impacted by Glaucoma. Doctors may suggest a slit-lamp test or optical coherence tomography. The test is done after dilating your pupils, which can cause some discomfort even after the exams are done.
    This exam looks at the front part of your eye. It focuses on the area between your iris and cornea. Through this exam, your doctor will determine whether the drainage angle is working properly or not. It determines if the angle is closed or open and will tell your doctor about the type of Glaucoma you have.

    Treatment for Glaucoma

    Glaucoma can be treated using a number of options. The glaucoma treatment options include low-risk surgery, oral medications, and eye drops. The eye drops can help drain the fluid from your eye. Medications such as beta-blockers or carbonic anhydrase inhibitors can be taken orally for the same purpose. The glaucoma treatment options include:

    Glaucoma surgery is minimally invasive and is done when there is a greater risk of vision loss. Two types of glaucoma surgeries include:
    This surgery is done for open-angle Glaucoma. It uses a laser to drain the fluids and improve the function of drainage angles.
    This process is done for angle-closure Glaucoma. In this process, small holes are made into the iris so fluid can flow freely to the drainage angle.

    Our doctors at Entegrity perform detailed exams and create care plans that cater to all your needs. We focus on saving your vision and suggest holistic glaucoma treatment plans. We have experienced doctors and eye surgeons with many years of experience and expertise in performing glaucoma surgeries. We will ensure all your vision needs are met fully!

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