Glaucoma is today one of the commonest causes for irreversible vision loss, particularly in India. At Sharda Eye Hospital, we make a special effort to detect glaucoma in its earliest stages before it causes a total loss of vision. The Glaucoma Service is staffed by experienced experts whose published studies of glaucoma and its care have been recognized as the most quoted opinions among eye doctors. Our doctors use their vast experience to help the patients choose the best course of treatment from medication, laser treatment or surgery. The doctors also provide evaluations of the diagnosis and the treatment options to the patients.
Glaucoma is an eye disease, where the high fluid pressure within your eye damages the delicate fibers of the optic nerve. These delicate nerve fibres are responsible for carrying visual impulses from your eye to the brain. This damage is irreversible and can lead to blindness in advanced cases. It has been labeled as “lurking thief of vision”. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world with 70 to 105 million people affected worldwide (WHO).
Glaucoma causes damages which are preventable but not totally curable. It is therefore necessary that the disease should be detected and treated at its earliest stage to prevent blindness.
The disease can develop slowly and one may not even be aware of the gradual loss of sight until very late in the disease when your vision is seriously affected. Unfortunately, most cases of glaucoma do not occur with readily noticeable symptoms that warn of the irreversible optic nerve damage being done.