Our Glaucoma Clinic is extremely well equipped for early diagnosis and Prompt treatment of glaucoma. People above 40 years of age can undergo Glaucoma screening in our MEH as a routine procedure. Early detection and treatment can prevent blindness due to Glaucoma.
This is the first institute in Trichy having optic nerve head analyzer.
It is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve, which transmits information from the eye to the brain. It usually (but not always) is associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP). Left untreated, glaucoma can cause blindness. It is ‘a silent thief of sight’. A healthy optic nerve is necessary for good vision.
The passages that normally allow fluid within your eye to drain become clogged or blocked. Fluid within your eye then builds up and increases pressure on the optic nerve. The nerve fibers and blood vessels in the optic nerve are easily damaged by this pressure, resulting in vision loss.
An injury, infection or tumor in and around the eye, matured cataract can increase the intraocular pressure.
Types of Tests
Intra Ocular Pressure
Visual Field analysis (check side vision)
Optic Nerve Head analyser
Pachymetry (measure corneal thickness)
Optic Coherence Tomography
Yag Laser PI
Trabeculectomy for Congenital Glaucoma
Trabeculectomy for Adult Glaucoma
Modern IOLs for Glaucoma patients with Cataract
Glaucoma cannot be cured, only controlled.
Vision lost due to glaucoma cannot be recovered.
The persons above the age of 40 have their eyes examined periodically to detect glaucoma early is essential.
Glaucoma is not an infectious disease, but may be hereditary. So, if any one in the family has glaucoma, it is advisable that the rest of the family members have their eyes examined, periodically.
For more details about Glaucoma, please Contact 73388 69619