Do I need to consult an eye specialist? Isn’t it enough to get numbers checked by an Optician?
January 19, 2019

Opticians check your eye power (refractive error) and prescribe glasses.  But there is more to it! Simply checking numbers and prescribing glasses is not enough. A comprehensive examination is very essential to diagnose common and uncommon eye problems. One of them is Glaucoma.  Unfortunately the patient experiences no warning symptoms whatsoever due to the disease.  … Continue reading “Do I need to consult an eye specialist? Isn’t it enough to get numbers checked by an Optician?”

Glaucoma and Dry Eyes
March 30, 2018

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness. The mainstay of therapy is topical medications, however, no treatment is without side effects. Long-term therapy in the form of eye drops results in dry eyes.  Majority of the eye drops contain preservatives which are responsible for disturbed tear film, which in turn leads to dry eyes.  … Continue reading “Glaucoma and Dry Eyes”

October 11, 2017

Gonioscopy is an essential part of glaucoma evaluation of a patient suspected to have glaucoma. Patients with Narrow Angles are surprisingly quite common in Indian scenario. They may either have Narrow Angles with high Intraocular pressures or just may be suspects. Primary Angle closure responds extremely well to Yag Laser Iridotomy, done in the early … Continue reading “Glaucoma Evaluation with Gonioscopy”

October 11, 2017

A blunt trauma to the eye especially with a cricket ball (rather than a football) can be the cause of unilateral glaucoma. The patient usually presents with blurring of vision and pain with tearing following a blunt trauma, either with a ball or with a fist in the affected eye. The vision is usually decreased … Continue reading “POST TRAUMATIC GLAUCOMA”

TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA
October 11, 2017

Once diagnosed with glaucoma, various Modalities of treatment are available for treatment. The main aim of treatment is reduction of intraocular pressure(IOP). The treating doctor decides what IOP is best suited for a particular patient. The clinician then starts eye drops to reduce the pressure. Once the IOP reaches a permissible limit the therapy is … Continue reading “TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA”

October 11, 2017

The ciliary body is responsible for secretion of aqueous humour (the fluid which maintains IOP and Nourishes various structures of the eye). There are times when the IOP cannot be controlled with all possible treatment oral and topical treatment. Such eyes usually have No visual potential like absolute glaucoma with No projection of light vision. … Continue reading “Ciliary Body Ablation Procedures”

October 11, 2017

Beta blockers are the oldest known drugs used for the treatment of Glaucoma. Topical beta blockers like Timolol, Levobunolol act by blocking sympathetic nerve endings in the ciliary epithelium, thereby reducing the aqueous production. Timolol blocks both beta 1 and beta 2 receptors while Betaxolol is Cardioselectivve and block only Beta receptors. Beta blockers should … Continue reading “Use of Betablockers in Glaucoma.”