“Kala Motia” or “Glaucoma” is often referred to as the silent thief of sight, as it gradually damages the optic nerve and can lead to irreversible vision loss if left untreated. In India, it is the third leading cause of blindness, emphasizing the importance of early detection and timely treatment to preserve vision. At Shree retina Care, we offer comprehensive glaucoma care, including advanced diagnostic techniques and personalized treatment options, to effectively manage this sight-threatening condition and help our patients maintain healthy vision for a lifetime.
Several factors contribute to the development of glaucoma, including:
- Age: The risk of glaucoma increases significantly after the age of 40.
- Raised intraocular pressure (IOP): Elevated pressure within the eye is a major risk factor. Regular eye pressure checks are essential for early detection.
- Family History of Glaucoma: Having a close relative with glaucoma increases the likelihood of developing the condition.
- Conditions affecting blood flow: Diabetes, low blood pressure, and hypertension can impact blood flow to the optic nerve, increasing the risk.
- Thyroid disorder: Certain thyroid disorders, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, may be associated with an increased risk of glaucoma.
- Extremes of refractive error: Individuals with high/pathological myopia (near-sightedness) or hypermetropia (farsightedness) have a higher risk of developing specific types of glaucoma.
- Eye injuries or surgeries: Previous eye injuries or certain types of eye surgeries can contribute to the development of glaucoma.
- Use of steroids: Prolonged use of topical, oral, or inhalational steroids can increase the risk. It is important to use these medications under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
The treatment of depends on the type and severity of the condition. The primary goal is to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) to prevent further damage to the optic nerve. Treatment options may include:
- Medications: Eye drops or oral medications are often prescribed to reduce IOP. These medications may increase fluid drainage from the eye or decrease fluid production.
- Laser therapy: Laser trabeculoplasty or iridotomy can be performed to improve the drainage of fluid from the eye or to open a blocked drainage angle.
- Surgical procedures: In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary. Trabeculectomy, drainage implants, or minimally invasive surgery (MIGS) procedures may be performed to create a new drainage channel or reduce fluid production.
- Combination therapy: A combination of medications, laser therapy, and surgery may be recommended for more advanced or complex cases.
We provide the best treatment for glaucoma in Chhattisgarh, tailored to each individual’s needs.
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