Narrow Angle Glaucoma – How it Affects Vision

Definition of Narrow Angle Glaucoma Narrow angle glaucoma is a group of glaucomas in which the intraocular pressure (eye pressure) is raised as a result of obstruction of the drainage pathway (trabecular meshwork). The obstruction may be mechanical with no evident pathology or it may be because of scarring in the angle where the trabecular meshwork resides. Narrow angle glaucoma is also called angle closure glaucoma. Photo by National Eye Institute How Narrow [...]

2017-08-01T21:04:09+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

Glaucoma: Medical Treatment, Surgery and Lasers to Control Eye Pressure

Medical vs Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma The current scenario of medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma has changed drastically in the last two decades. There are now multiple effective topical medication (eye drops) for medical management of glaucoma. Some of the eye drops are used only once a day which is quite convenient to the patient. The surgical options are also many. It is always a matter of dilemma for the patient to decide between [...]

2017-03-12T22:35:05+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Treatment|0 Comments

Laser Peripheral Iridotomy Procedure and Its Role in Glaucoma Management

Peripheral iridotomy is an office procedure performed with lasers which involves making a hole in the periphery of the iris to create a communication between posterior chamber (the space between lens and iris) and anterior chamber (the space between iris and cornea). It is mainly used in narrow angle glaucoma and some other conditions (e.g.: plateau iris) where the aqueous needs to flow freely from posterior chamber to anterior chamber. Lasers Used for Iridotomy There [...]

2017-03-07T20:32:59+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Prevention, Treatment|0 Comments

Is High Eye Pressure Always Glaucoma?

No. High eye pressure or intraocular pressure (IOP) is not always harmful and not always associated with glaucoma (damage to optic nerve). The normal range of intraocular pressure is traditionally considered to be between 10 and 21 millimeter of mercury (mmHg) but there are people who have high IOP but no glaucoma. This condition is called as ‘Ocular Hypertension’ (OHT). On the other hand, there are some people who have normal eye pressure but they [...]

2017-03-03T17:01:07+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs|0 Comments

What Are the Factors Which Help Prevent and Manage Glaucoma?

Those who have family history of glaucoma and those who already have glaucoma are always looking for natural ways to prevent and manage their condition. IOP (intraocular pressure) or simply ‘eye pressure’ is considered to be the only modifiable factor to prevent and control glaucoma. Recent studies have highlighted the role of other factors which indirectly affect the causation and progression of glaucoma disease. Here are some factors which will help you prevent and manage [...]

2017-02-14T19:56:42+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Lifestyle|0 Comments

What Are the Causes of Glaucoma Other Than High Eye Pressure

It is commonly believed that high eye pressure causes glaucoma. This article highlights the role of ocular perfusion pressure in the causation of glaucoma. Dr. Weinreb and his colleagues have suggested how low ocular perfusion pressure (OPP) is responsible for the development and progression of glaucoma. What Is Ocular Perfusion Pressure? Ocular perfusion pressure is the difference between intraocular pressure (eye pressure) and blood pressure. If the eye pressure is high and blood pressure is [...]

2017-02-09T12:39:31+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs|0 Comments

Ophthalmic Equipment Market to Grow and Expand Rapidly

USA, Canada, Europe, India and China are the biggest markets for the ophthalmic equipment and devices. With rapidly changing technology, ophthalmology practice will see significant growth in the coming years. Global ophthalmology device market has emerged as one of the growing segments in medical devices market, due to increased demand of ophthalmology devices for treatment of eye diseases. Moreover, increasing prevalence of eye disorders, aging population, increasing government investment towards research activities and technical advancements [...]

2017-01-18T14:19:17+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Equipment, Technology|0 Comments

Xen Gel Stent for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Another stent for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. It has been approved by FDA and will be in use in the USA in 2017. It has been found to be effective in refractory glaucoma. Patients have to use less anti-glaucoma medication after the surgery. The principle of any glaucoma surgery is to create a communication between the anterior chamber and an external space where the aqueous can drain. This reduces the pressure in the eye and the [...]

2017-02-28T10:00:48+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|New Advancements|0 Comments

Ex-Press Mini Glaucoma Shunt: The New Age Small Incision Glaucoma Surgery

The last few decades have witnessed smaller incision cataract surgery. Now extending the same logic of early healing, lesser chances of complications and faster recovery to glaucoma surgeries, we are now witnessing increasing number of smaller incision glaucoma filtration surgery. Ex-Press Mini shunt is one such example. The Ex-Press Mini Glaucoma Shunt was originally developed by Optonol, Ltd. (Neve Ilan, Israel) for implantation under the conjunctiva for controlling intraocular pressure (IOP). This biocompatible device is [...]

2016-12-03T20:48:44+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|New Advancements|0 Comments

Now New Intra-Ocular Pressure Test Could Save The Vision Of Cataract Patients

The eye undergoes fluctuations in intaocular pressure during cataract surgery. The exposure to high pressure may cause damage to the retinal nerve fiber layer and optic nerve. Precisely knowing the intraocular pressure especially at the end of cataract surgery will ensure the high pressure is managed immediately and efficiently to avoid glaucomatous damage to the eye. Professor John Jarstad, of the University of Missouri, said: "The current standard of care following cataract surgery is to [...]

2016-11-18T18:58:05+00:00 November 13th, 2016|From the Web|0 Comments