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Redheal is a leading health-care provider in Hyderabad. As a premier diagnostic and Interventional Eye care provider, we are committed to providing the highest quality of eye care to our patients. We provide innovative diagnostic testing, therapeutic interventions, and surgical treatments such as LASIK, PRK, and LASIK for glaucoma and other eye conditions such as retina diseases, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and so on at affordable prices.

 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that damages your eye's optic nerve, the health of which is crucial for good vision. A high pressure in your eye is often the source of this damage. It gets worse over time and takes away your sight slowly and painlessly

 

The symptoms can start so slowly that you may not notice them, but the only way to find out is to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam.  It has no cure, but early diagnosis can help prevent further damage and protect your vision.

 

Types of Glaucoma

The following are important types of glaucoma:

 

1. Open Angle Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma is a chronic disease that affects the optic nerve and leads to loss of peripheral vision. It is a slow-progressing disease, and can be reversed if detected at an early stage. However, this disease often goes undetected because its symptoms are very mild.

 

“In open angle glaucoma, it does not block the trabecular meshwork as in closed angle glaucoma, but there is a loss of fluid through the trabecular meshwork. The angle in open angle glaucoma is open because the iris and cornea are not squeezed together.”

 

2.  Acute Angle-Closure (or) Closed Angle Glaucoma

The most prevalent cause of acute glaucoma is closed angle glaucoma. A normal eye has a wide-open angle between the iris and cornea. When the eye is open and relaxed, the iris covers the trabecular meshwork (TM), preventing fluid from escaping. In closed-angle glaucoma, however, the angle remains “closed” even when the eyelid is open. This causes fluid to accumulate in front of the iris, resulting in optic nerve damage and permanent vision loss.

 

3. Normal Tension Glaucoma

Normal-tension glaucoma is the least common form of glaucoma and it doesn’t show any symptoms during its progression. It occurs when fluid pressure in the eye is normal, but the drainage canals in the eye are blocked. If you have normal-tension glaucoma and are not being treated for it properly, you may be at risk for vision loss.

 

4. Congenital Glaucoma

Congenital glaucoma is the most common form of inherited glaucoma. This type of glaucoma can occur either in early infancy or later in life. It can be diagnosed at birth by examining the baby's eyes or during infancy by measuring the intraocular pressure. It is caused by a blockage of the normal pathway of fluid drainage from the eye thus causing increased intraocular pressure.

“Although it is treatable with medicine and surgery, early detection of the condition is critical to reducing consequences such as vision loss.”

 

5.  Pigmentary Glaucoma

Pigmentary glaucoma is the most prevalent kind of glaucoma, yet you have most likely never heard of it. This is because it causes no pain or vision loss, and often goes undetected for several years before the symptoms show up. It occurs when pigment cells in the retina expand and push against the visual field. This can also be triggered by conditions such as cataracts or macular degeneration.

 

Symptoms of Glaucoma

Most often, there are no warning signs. Because the effect is gradual, you may not detect a change in vision until the condition has progressed significantly. Some symptoms may include:

  • Severe eye pain
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Seeing colored rings around lights
  • Sudden blurred vision
  • Pressure
  • Headache
  • Poor vision
  • Red eyes

 

When to Consult a Doctor?

“The condition of closed-angle glaucoma is a major emergency. If you're diagnosed with this condition, you'll require immediate attention to lower your eye pressure. Medication, as well as laser treatment, are usually required to treat this condition.”

Closed Angle Glaucoma’s symptoms usually appear earlier and are more noticeable in which damage can happen quickly. If you have any of the following symptoms, seek medical attention right away:

  • Seeing halos around lights & Blurred vision
  • Severe headache & Eye pain
  • Redness in your eye
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Blurred or low vision
  • Sensitivity to Light etc.

 

Diagnosis of Glaucoma

It’s possible for anyone to have it and be unaware of it. So, it's important to have regular eye check-ups to diagnose glaucoma or other eye problems.

Generally, the doctor will review your medical history and conduct a comprehensive eye examination, as it is the only way to diagnose. Simply checking ocular pressure is insufficient to detect it.

 

Tests May Include:

  • Gonioscopy - To inspect drainage angle
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) - To measure Optic nerve Damage
  • Tonometry - To measure pressure
  • Pachymetry - To measure corneal Thickness
  • Slit lamp test - To evaluate the inside of the eye
  • Visual acuity test - To check for vision loss
  • Perimetry - To check for changes in peripheral vision

 

Glaucoma Treatment Methods

To relieve the pressure in your eye, your doctor may use any of the following methods:

  • Eye drops
  • Oral medication
  • Microsurgery
  • Laser Treatment for glaucoma
    • Trabeculoplasty
    • Iridotomy
    • Cyclophotocoagulation

 

Laser Glaucoma Treatments

Methods in laser treatment for Glaucoma are:

 

Trabeculoplasty

Trabeculoplasty, also known as trabeculectomy, is a surgical procedure that widens the narrow area of the drainage channels inside the eye. The narrowed channels are mostly caused by swelling (inflammation) in the eye because of infection, injury or other causes.

It involves making a small incision in the white part of your eye and inserting a tiny tube into the eye to drain fluid from inside of the eye. This treatment can be used as a first-line therapy in patients with mild-to-moderate primary open angle glaucoma.

 

Iridotomy

Iridotomy is a medical procedure that involves inserting a needle-like instrument into the eye to widen the iris in order to relieve glaucoma-related pressure. Iridotomy is an outpatient procedure that is performed under local anesthesia, and does not involve any incisions.

 

Cyclophotocoagulation

Cyclo-photocoagulation is an eye surgery that reduces the internal pressure of the eye by creating small holes within the eye.

In this procedure, a laser is used to create several tiny retinal holes in the peripheral retina. This interrupts the normal circulation of fluid within the eye and reduces the pressure.

 

Benefits that Redheal Offer for Glaucoma treatment

Making an appointment with Redheal for Glaucoma treatment will make your life easier. You will receive great customer service from the time you book your appointment until you fully recover.

Some benefits of using Redheal for Glaucoma treatment include patient pickup and drop-off, diagnostic services, 24/7 care, deals and discounts to old and new customers, free follow-up sessions, EMI choice, insurance policy, and so on.

 

Cost of Glaucoma Treatment in Hyderabad

Cost of glaucoma treatment in Hyderabad varies depending on the type of glaucoma and the treatment method, but the cost usually ranges from Rs. 10,000–50,000.

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Frequently Asked questions (FAQs)

Chronic conditions lead to permanent loss of vision, therefore be cautious of the following risk factors:

  • Having high internal eye pressure (intraocular pressure)
  • Being over age 60
  • Being black, Asian or Hispanic
  • Heredity
  • Medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and sickle cell anemia etc.
  • Having corneas that are thin in the center
  • Extremely near-sighted (or) far-sighted
  • Having had an eye injury (or) surgery
  • Taking eye drops for a long time
  • Poor vision
  • Using long-term steroid medications
  • Blocked drainage in the eye

    Ophthalmologists often perform both medicinal and surgical Glaucoma treatments.

      If glaucoma treatment is not considered, it might cause irreversible vision loss.

        Although it has no cure, early treatment can often stop progressing further and protect your vision.

          Yes, it can cause permanent vision loss or blindness by damaging the optic nerve. However, early glaucoma treatment can often stop the damage and protect your vision.

            It is a lifelong disease that requires regular visits to your eye specialist. But following tips might help you manage:

            • Exercise as per doctor’s guidance
            • Eat healthy
            • Do not forget to take your medicine
            • Protect your eyes & don’t rub
            • Do not smoke
            • Avoid caffeinated drinks
            • Elevate your head
            • Drink fluids slowly
            • Drive only if doctor allows

            Avoid yoga poses that increase eye pressure

              Open Angle Glaucoma

                Open Angle Glaucoma is a condition that develops slowly over time. The person suffering from Open Angle Glaucoma cannot usually recognize it until it has progressed to the point where it causes vision loss.

                  In open-angle glaucoma, the angle between the iris and the cornea gets blocked over time that leads to an increase in internal eye pressure and eventual damage of the optic nerve.

                    Open Angle Glaucoma has no known cure, although if diagnosed early enough, it can be managed and visual loss can be avoided.

                      There are usually no symptoms in the early stages of Open Angle Glaucoma. Damage to your vision might happen without you even realizing it. But when symptoms of Open Angle Glaucoma appear, they may include reduced vision, swollen cornea, nausea, etc.

                        Risk factors of open angle glaucoma include Aging, Heredity, low BP, tumors etc.

                          Laser treatment for glaucoma is the best procedure to treat Open angle glaucoma

                            It is more preferable as it is Fast, Painless and Effective.

                              Yes, Just Dial +91-88 00 644 744 to know more information about Glaucoma treatment in Hyderabad.

                                Insurance will likely cover your Glaucoma treatment, but you should have a word with your insurer for more details.

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