Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness over the world Glaucoma is the condition in which Optic nerve undergoes progressive damage, looses its fibres, due to various reasons, commonest being high eye pressure.

Damage to the optic nerve takes place slowly that the person usually is not aware of the gradual loss of vision. Vision gradually becomes more and more impaired until irreversible blindness sets in which is called Absolute Glaucoma.

What are the symptoms of Glaucoma?

• 90% of patients do not show any symptoms; hence it is called ′Silent killer′ of the optic nerve.
• Gradual loss of peripheral vision.
• Dull pain around the eye after staying in dark e.g. after coming out of cinema theatre.
• Seeing coloured rings around artificial light specially in early morning or at night.
• Frequent changes in reading glasses.
• Poor vision in the night.
• Blurred or foggy vision.

Family history, Past eye injury, Steroid usage, Diabetes, Hypertension, Uveitis, Impaired blood flow to the head region, Blood loss, Major surgeries, Sickness- increases the risk of developing glaucoma. It can be managed with eye drops, lasers or surgery. our doctor will discuss with you the best treatment for your form of glaucoma.