Doctors for Glaucoma in Kundgol Cross, Hubli-Dharwad
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Glaucoma is a condition that affects the optic nerve of the eyes which gets worse as it progresses. The condition is usually inherited but may not be evident till later in life. In most cases, glaucoma does not present too evident symptoms. The most common and perhaps the first sign of the condition is the loss of peripheral or side vision. This can however go unnoticed till the condition advances to next stage. You may also have redness in your eyes, pain in eye or headache and narrowing of vision as the other symptoms.
HOW IS GLAUCOMA DIAGNOSED?
In order to diagnose the condition, an ophthalmology specialist will examine your eyes by dilating the pupils. The eye exam will focus on the optic nerve. The doctor will also perform a process known as tonometry to check the eye pressure along with a visual field test.
HOW IS GLAUCOMA TREATED?
Immediate treatment for early-stage, open-angle glaucoma can delay progression of the disease. Glaucoma treatments include medicines, eye drops, laser trabeculoplasty, conventional surgery, or a combination of any of these. While these treatments may save remaining vision, they do not improve sight already lost from glaucoma.
DID YOU KNOW?
Glaucoma tends to run in families. In some people, scientists have identified genes related to high eye pressure and optic nerve damage.