What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a condition that damages your eye’s optic nerve. This is usually due to fluid building in front part of the eye and damaging your optic nerve.
It is often called as a “silent thief of sight” and is known by various local names like “kala-motiya/kanchbindu/kala-paani/jhamar”.
The symptoms start slowly in the peripheral field of vision so you may not notice them early. It is usually an incidental finding detected by examining doctor during a routine dilated eye examination at the eye clinic. Therefore, it is mandatory to undergo a detailed dilated eye examination after 40 years of age.
Most important thing to remember is there is no cure for glaucoma, but early detection can delay the progression and protect your vision.
Symptoms and Signs
These are mainly symptoms of acute attack of glaucoma and should be treated as an ophthalmic EMERGENCY, otherwise it may lead to blindness.
Some causes of glaucoma include
When to see a
If you notice any of the cataract related symptoms mentioned above, see your doctor right away. Book an appointment with our cataract eye specialists in Mumbai.