Glaucoma, often referred to as the silent thief of sight, is usually a chronic progressive damage to the optic nerve. Early disease may be without symptoms. Non-invasive tools are used for the diagnosis of glaucoma.
The primary aim treatment is to lower the intraocular pressure (IOP) to protect the optic nerve from further damage. Treatment of glaucoma must be individualised based on disease severity and visual potential. Less invasive procedures are usually used as first-line therapy. Our eye specialists are well-versed in an array of glaucoma lasers (laser iridotomy, argon laser peripheral iridoplasty, laser trabeculoplasties, and transscleral cyclophotocoagulation) and surgeries (trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage device). With the emergence of newer technologies like Micropulse laser or minimally-invasive glaucoma implants, glaucoma patients benefit from more treatment alternatives. Acute angle closure glaucoma is a sight-threatening emergency in elderly patients caused by a sudden increase in IOP due to blockage of the eye’s drainage system. Our specialists are trained to provide immediate diagnosis and management of acute glaucoma.
Visual field of glaucoma patient in different stages (early, moderate and late).
Change of optic disc in glaucoma patient.