Glaucoma

Introduction to Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can silently damage your optic nerve, which is essential for vision. Often, this damage is due to increased intraocular pressure (IOP). Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, particularly affecting those over 60. However, with early detection and proper treatment, we can usually prevent significant vision loss.

Symptoms of Glaucoma

Early Symptoms

Early detection of glaucoma is challenging because it often starts without symptoms. For open-angle glaucoma, the symptoms develop slowly

Patchy blind spots in your side (peripheral) vision

Difficulty adjusting to dark rooms

Advanced Symptoms

As glaucoma progresses, more severe symptoms may appear

Severe eye pain
Nausea and vomiting
Sudden visual disturbances
Blurred vision
Halos around lights
Redness in the eye
Tunnel vision
Headaches

Who Needs to Test for Glaucoma?

Age Criteria

If you’re over 40, you should have a comprehensive eye examination that includes a glaucoma test every 2-4 years. After 60, the frequency should increase to every 1-2 years due to higher risk.

High Myopes

If you have high myopia, regular glaucoma testing is crucial. The structure of your eye makes you more susceptible to increased eye pressure and optic nerve damage.

Family History

Anyone with a family history of glaucoma or loss of vision should be tested regularly. Since glaucoma can be hereditary, early detection is key to preventing vision loss.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a significant risk factor for glaucoma. If you have diabetes, you should have comprehensive eye exams, including glaucoma screening, at least once a year.

Why Choose Shanthi Nethralaya Eye Hospital?

Choosing where to receive glaucoma treatment is a significant decision. At Shanthi Nethralaya Eye Hospital, we offer a patient-centered approach that prioritizes your well-being and visual health. Here are compelling reasons to consider us for your glaucoma care

Expertise of Dr. B. Shanthi Niketh

I, Dr. B. Shanthi Niketh, specialize in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. With extensive experience and a commitment to excellence, I strive to provide the highest standard of care for every patient.

Advanced Diagnostic Tools

Shanthi Nethralaya Eye Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies. From precise tonometry to advanced OCT imaging, we use cutting-edge tools to accurately assess your eye health and tailor treatment plans accordingly.

Comprehensive Examination Process

Every patient undergoes a thorough evaluation at Shanthi Nethralaya. Our comprehensive exams include detailed assessments such as intraocular pressure measurement, dilated eye examinations, and gonioscopy when indicated. This meticulous approach ensures a precise diagnosis and personalized treatment strategy.

Patient-Centered Approach

We understand that each individual’s journey with glaucoma is unique. At Shanthi Nethralaya, we emphasize compassionate care and effective communication. Our team is dedicated to addressing your concerns, educating you about your condition, and involving you in decision-making regarding your treatment.

Proven Success Rates

Our commitment to clinical excellence is reflected in our outcomes. Many of our patients experience significant improvement in their vision and quality of life under our care. We are dedicated to achieving optimal results and maintaining your visual health over the long term.

Conclusion

Navigating glaucoma can be daunting, but with early detection, comprehensive treatment options, and compassionate care, you can manage this condition effectively. Choosing Shanthi Nethralaya Eye Hospital and Dr. B. Shanthi Niketh means partnering with a trusted team dedicated to your eye health. Take the first step towards preserving your vision—schedule your consultation today and let us guide you on your journey to better eye health.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website or contact our clinic directly. We look forward to supporting you in your glaucoma care journey.

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