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Glaucoma, Lasik in Punjab Lasik in India, Glaucoma india, Cataract Surgery india, Lasik in Ludhiana.
In our hospital we have the specialist doctors with all the machines in the armanterium, like tonometer (both applanation & non contact), field analyzer (Humphrey - Zeiss), GDXVCC, OCT for nerve fibre analysis to come to accurate diagnosis & regular follow up for the glaucoma patients.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the world, especially for older people. However visual loss is preventable or stabilized with early diagnosis and treatment.
Glaucoma is a condition of the eye where the optic nerve is damaged. The optic nerve carries images to the brain, which are then perceived as vision. Minute nerve fibres from various parts of the retina join to form the optic nerve. Glaucoma results when the pressure within the eye is high enough to be detrimental to the normal functioning of these nerve fibres, some of which stop functioning. Non-functional nerve fibres result in a loss of retinal function in the area from where they originate, leading to defects in the field of vision..
The disease is called the `sneak thief of sight´ because it is painless, without symptoms and irreversible. Therefore, the person with glaucoma is usually unaware of it until much loss of vision has occurred. In fact, half of those suffering damage from glaucoma do not know it. Currently, damage from glaucoma cannot be reversed and if the entire nerve is damaged, blindness results. Early detection and regular treatment are the keys to preventing optic nerve damage and blindness from glaucoma.
WHAT CAUSES GLAUCOMA?
The aqueous humour is the clear fluid circulating within and nourishing some parts of the eye which have no blood supply. 'Normal' individuals have an equal production and drainage of this fluid resulting in a constant pressure within the eye. If the drainage is compromised due to any reason, there is a pressure build-up in the eye, which can damage the optic nerve.