Glaucoma treatment In Ludhiana, Punjab: Glaucoma is a long-lasting (chronic) progressive condition. Any vision loss which has occurred before glaucoma, cannot be reversed.
Research has shown that it is a major reason for blindness in people who are at the age of 60 or above. Although the problem can occur at any age, it is more common in adults. The problem does not result in any warning signs. You may be able to notice the change when the condition has developed at the advanced stage. The vision loss is not able to be recovered, so make sure to visit the doctor for a regular eye examination which includes measurement of the eye pressure. With timely diagnosis and undergoing Glaucoma treatment in Ludhiana by Brar Eye Centre can help the patient to get the best results.
The treatment will check your medical history and conduct a comprehensive eye examination. Several tests are performed which includes:
- Measuring intraocular pressure (tonometry)
- Checking for areas of vision loss (visual field test)
- Testing for optic nerve damage with a dilated eye examination and imaging tests
- Checking the drainage angle (gonioscopy)
- Measuring corneal thickness (pachymetry)
Treatment for Glaucoma
Glaucoma damage cannot be reversed but with regular treatment and checkups, the vision loss can be prevented and reversed, especially when the problem is diagnosed at early stages.
The problem is treated by reducing eye pressure. According to your condition, the doctor can suggest options that include oral medications, laser treatment, eye drops, surgery, or a combination of the given options.
Eyedrops : Mostly, the treatment starts with prescription eye drops as it helps to reduce the eye pressure which improves the fluid drain from the eyes or reduces the amount of fluid which your eyes make.
Oral medications : The eye drops alone are not going to bring the eye pressure down to a certain level, so doctors can suggest oral medications.
Trabeculoplasty: The best part of this surgery is the patient should not be admitted in the Center. Before two hours of the surgery, the person should go to the doctor for some checkups and the doctor will examine you whether you are ready for the operation or not.
Types of laser trabeculoplasty
There are two types of laser trabeculoplasty i.e. ALT and SLT
Argon laser trabeculoplasty: In (ALT) Argon laser trabeculoplasty, your ophthalmologist will open a clog in your eyes which helps fluid to go out from your eye. It is not treated fully. Your doctor will treat half of the clog first to see how it is working and then will treat the remaining one for the best results. 75% of the people will have chances in which argon laser trabeculoplasty works.
Selective laser Trabeculoplasty: If argon laser trabeculoplasty will not work properly and show good results then doctor recommends you selective laser trabeculoplasty and try this on your eyes for better results. If you are having a problem with open angle glaucoma then also this will be done to remove the problem of your eye and help you in seeing properly. Some people feel pressure in the eye but don’t worry it is normal to happen.
Surgery and other therapies
Additional laser therapy treatment is included and different surgical methods. The techniques can help to improve the fluid drainage within the eye and the following treatment options can be included.
- Laser therapy
- Filtering surgery
- Drainage tubes
- Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
- Some of its possible side effects are stomach upset, depression, frequent urination, kidney stones, and tingling in the toes & fingers.
Following the procedure, you need to see the doctor for follow-ups. If you have any doubt, then make sure to ask your doctor right away.
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Are you or your loved ones experiencing changes in vision or any other eye-related issue? If yes, then visit us and get your eye examined and start the treatment for a better tomorrow.