Glaucoma is a disorder caused by increase in Intra Ocular Pressure (IOP). If not treated in time, it may result in irreversible and permanent loss of vision. Ratan Jyoti Netralaya is fully equipped and has appropriate technology and expertise for the management of all cases of Glaucoma. All patients coming to the center are screened to detect early cases of Glaucoma so that timely treatment could be provided and further progress of the disease controlled.

Who is at a Risk for Glaucoma?

Anyone can develop glaucoma. Some people are at higher risk than others. They include:

  • Everyone over the age of 40 yrs.
  • People with family history of glaucoma.
  • Diabetics
  • People with near sightedness (Myopia) for open angle type and far sightedness (hyperopia) for close angle type
  • People with Hypertension
  • People with Migraines

Warning Signs of Glaucoma

In most cases of glaucoma, the patient is not aware of the gradual loss of sight until vision is significantly impaired. However, if glaucoma progresses without adequate treatment, the following symptoms may occur in some individuals:

  • Pain around the eyes when coming out from darkness (e.g., as soon as the person comes out of a cinema hall)
  • Colored halo rings seen around light bulbs especially in the mornings and nights
  • Frequent change of reading glasses, headaches, pain, and redness of the eyes
  • Reduced vision in dim illumination and during nights
  • Gradual decrease of side vision with the progression of glaucoma

Glaucoma is of two types:

  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Closed angle glaucoma

Most of the patients can be managed by medications only. Uncontrolled cases may have to undergo Laser or Surgical treatment


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