GLAUCOMA EVALUATION

Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma. We offer dedicated Glaucoma Services with advanced diagnostics at Rushabh Eye Hospital & Laser Centre.

RECOMMENDATION FOR FREQUENCY OF EYE CHECK UPS

Between age of 35 to 40 years : First Check up

Between age of 40 to 60 years : Once in every two to three years

After age of 60 years : Once every year

ROUTINE TESTS FOR GLAUCOMA

Your Glaucoma work-up would include the following tests :

Tonometry

The tonometry test measures the inner pressure of the eye or intraocular pressure with a special instrument called applanation tonometer.

Ophthalmoscopy

Ophthalmoscopy is used to examine the inside of the eye, especially the optic nerve. If the pressure in the eye is not in the normal range, or if the optic nerve looks unusual, then full glaucoma evaluation is advised.

Perimetry

Also called a visual field test. During this test, you will be asked to look straight ahead and then indicate when a moving light passes your peripheral (or side) vision. This helps draw a “map” of your vision.

Gonioscopy

Gonioscopy is a painless eye test that checks if the angle where the iris meets the cornea is open or closed, showing if either open angle or closed angle glaucoma is present.

OCT

The OCT instrument utilizes a technique called optical coherence tomography which creates images by use of special beams of light. The OCT machine can create a contour map of the optic nerve, optic cup and measure the retinal nerve fiber thickness. Over time this machine can detect loss of optic nerve fibers.

Pachymetry

Simple, quick and painless test to Determine Corneal Thickness

WHY IS CORNEAL THICKNESS IMPORTANT?

Corneal thickness is important because it can mask an accurate reading of eye pressure. Actual IOP may be underestimated in patients with thinner cornea and overestimated in patients with thicker cornea.

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