Glaucoma Surgery vs Eye Drops – Which is a Better Option?

Glaucoma surgery vs eye drops - this has always been a dilemma for patients of glaucoma as well as the treating doctors. Medical management is usually the preferred first line of therapy for glaucoma and surgery is commonly reserved for patients who are resistant to medical therapy, intolerant of glaucoma medication or simply non-compliant. However, there is ample evidence that a trabeculectomy (a gold standard for glaucoma surgery) performed early in the course of glaucoma [...]

2019-12-09T20:46:39+05:30December 9th, 2019|Treatment|0 Comments

Exercises to Avoid With Glaucoma

If you want to know which exercises to avoid with glaucoma, you have come to the right place. For glaucoma patients and glaucoma suspects, there are some forms of exercises which could potentially damage the optic nerve and worsen the glaucoma. The term glaucoma suspect describes a person with one or more risk factors that may lead to glaucoma, such as an eye pressure problem, but has no recognizable optic nerve damage or visual field [...]

2019-12-08T21:11:11+05:30December 8th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Lifestyle|0 Comments

How to Prevent Glaucoma From Worsening

If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, there is nothing to worry about. Whatever stage it is, a lot can be done to prevent glaucoma from worsening and progressing further. Glaucoma prevention measures focus largely on diagnosing the disease early in its course and following the treatment regimen prescribed by your ophthalmologist. Many people ask how to prevent glaucoma. In order to discuss this, it will be helpful to break it down into two, more [...]

2019-12-08T21:24:55+05:30December 8th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Prevention|0 Comments

What is Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution?

Bimatoprost (available as Lumigan, Careprost, Bimat etc.) is an eye drug for the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. People can also lose vision due to increased pressure in eyes. In glaucoma and ocular hypertension, fluid remains in eyes and puts pressure on them. Bimatoprost reduces this pressure from eyes by flowing the fluid out of eyes. This medication is useful for people in whom other eye medications do not show effect. Bimatoprost produces good [...]

2019-12-05T05:55:06+05:30December 4th, 2019|Treatment|0 Comments

Glaucoma Types, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Types of Glaucoma Glaucoma refers to a group of illnesses that damage the optic nerve of the eyes. This disease affects millions of people, causing pain, vision problems and long-term vision loss. There are several different types of glaucoma that can impact vision. Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG) Primary open-angle glaucoma is often referred to as "the silent thief of sight" because there are few or no warning signs. Unfortunately, approximately half of people with glaucoma [...]

2019-12-08T21:28:58+05:30November 21st, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Treatment|0 Comments

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 [...]

2019-12-08T22:01:17+05:30August 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 treatment and glaucoma surgery 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 using [...]

2019-12-08T22:46:41+05:30March 12th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Treatment|0 Comments

Laser Peripheral Iridotomy Procedure and Its Role in Glaucoma Management

Laser 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. Laser peripheral iridotomy is [...]

2019-12-08T22:19:30+05:30March 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 [...]

2019-12-09T07:08:38+05:30February 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+05:30February 14th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Lifestyle|0 Comments
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