Department of Glaucoma

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.

Causes of Glaucoma

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)

YAG laser

Optic Coherence Tomography

Treatment facilities

Yag Laser PI

Surgical PI

Trabeculectomy for Congenital Glaucoma

Trabeculectomy for Adult Glaucoma

Valve Procedures

Combined Surgery

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


Mahathma Eye Hospital
No. 6, Seshapuram,
Tennur, Tiruchirappalli-620 017.
Phone : +91 - 0431- 2740494 , 2740494, 2741198

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Mon-Fri 8.00 AM To 7.00 PM
Saturday 8.00 AM To 7.00 PM
Sunday 24 / 7 Emergency calls

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