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Rani Eye Hospital ·REH· offers complete eye care for children, adolescents and adults. Our dedicated team of Board Certified Ophthalmologists, licensed Optometrists and Ophthalmic Technicians perform latest eye examination and vision testing using state-of-the-art equipment to treat a wide variety of eye and vision problems with latest medication and surgery.

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Glaucoma Clinic

Glaucoma is a term describing a group of ocular disorders with multi-factorial etiology united by a clinically characteristic intraocular pressure-associated optic neuropathy. This can permanently damage vision in the affected eye(s) and lead to blindness if left untreated. It is normally associated with increased fluid pressure in the eye (aqueous humour).The term "ocular hypertension" is used for people with consistently raised intraocular pressure (IOP) without any associated optic nerve damage. Conversely, the term 'normal tension' or 'low tension' glaucoma is used for those with optic nerve damage and associated visual field loss, but normal or low IOP. The nerve damage involves loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern. The many different subtypes of glaucoma can all be considered to be a type of optic neuropathy. Raised intraocular pressure is the most important and only modifiable risk factor for glaucoma. However, some may have high eye pressure for years and never develop damage, while others can develop nerve damage at a relatively low pressure. Untreated glaucoma can lead to permanent damage of the optic nerve and resultant visual field loss, which over time can progress to blindness.

Signs and Symptoms

The two main types of glaucoma are open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma (also called angle closure glaucoma). The only signs are gradually progressive visual field loss, and optic nerve changes. About 10% of patients with closed angles present with acute angle closure crises characterized by sudden ocular pain, seeing halos around lights, red eye, very high intraocular pressure, nausea and vomiting, suddenly decreased vision, and a fixed, mid-dilated pupil. It is also associated with an oval pupil in some cases. Acute angle closure is an emergency.

Investigations

IOP Evaluation, FUNDUS Examination, PACHYMETRY, PERIMETRY, RNFL Analysis with OCT.

Treatment

New and Latest Techniques are now available which can control Glaucoma. It can also be treated by Laser And Conventional Surgeries.ely used cataract surgery today. This procedure uses ultrasonic energy (U/S) to emulsify the cataract lens.