About Glaucoma Eye Surgery
Types of Glaucoma
Causes of Glaucoma
Glaucoma can manifest without any specific cause, but several factors can contribute to its development. Foremost among these factors is intraocular eye pressure. Your eyes produce a fluid called aqueous humour, which nourishes them. This fluid flows through your pupil toward the front of your eye. In a healthy look, the fluid exits through the drainage canals between the iris and the cornea. In cases of glaucoma, resistance within these drainage canals increases, which may be an inherited trait. Consequently, the fluid accumulates within the eye, exerting pressure on vision. Over time, elevated eye pressure can damage the optic nerve, leading to glaucoma.
Signs & Symptoms
Severe eye pain
Nausea or vomiting
Halos or colored rings around lights
difficulty seeing things in your central vision
Age above 40 years
Family history of glaucoma
African, Hispanic, or Asian heritage
Elevated eye pressure
Farsighted or nearsighted vision
Prior eye injury
Prolonged use of steroid medications
Thin corneas at the centre
Optic nerve thinning
Concurrent health conditions like diabetes, migraines, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation, or systemic issues affect the whole body.
1- What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting visual signals from the eye to the brain. It is often caused by increased pressure in the eye and can lead to permanent vision loss if left untreated.
2- What are the risk factors for glaucoma?
The risk factors for glaucoma include age (being over 50 years old), family history of glaucoma, elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), near-sightedness, previous eye injuries or surgeries, and certain medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases.
3- What are the common symptoms of glaucoma?
In the early stages, glaucoma may not have any symptoms. One of the earliest indicators is frequent change of glasses. As the condition progresses, it may cause symptoms such as loss of peripheral field of vision, frontal headache, blurred vision, colored halos around lights and pain or redness in the eyes. Regular comprehensive eye examinations, including measurement of eye pressure, are essential for early detection of glaucoma especially in cases with a strong family history of glaucoma..
4- How is glaucoma diagnosed?
Glaucoma is diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination that includes measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) by contact tonometry method, examining the optic nerve head and assessing the visual field. Additional tests, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and gonioscopy, may also be performed to determine the type and severity of glaucoma.
5- What are the treatment options for glaucoma?
The treatment options for glaucoma depend on the type and severity of the condition. The majority of patients are managed medically by lifelong eye drop therapy. The eye drops work in glaucoma by reducing the intraocular pressure. The other treatment options are oral medications, laser therapy, and surgery.
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