Don’t let Glaucoma steal your vision. It can be prevented at an early stage
Glaucoma or ‘Kala Motia’ refers to a group of conditions that damages the optic nerve of the eyes, which transports visual information from the eye to the brain. This damage is usually a result of increased eye pressure, or intraocular pressure.
Glaucoma is also called the ‘silent thief of sight’ because in the early stages of the disease, there may be no symptoms. By the time glaucoma is detected, the patient has already suffered from extensive vision damage which can no longer be restored. However, some patients might complain of the following:
- Headaches or Pain around the eyes
- Colored rings seen around lights
- Frequent change of reading glasses
- Pain and redness of the eyes
- Gradual decrease of side vision
Regular eye examination is the key to help detect this disease in early stages and preserve healthy vision.
At InstaVision, our Glaucoma expert specializes in the diagnosis and the medical and surgical management of primary, secondary and complicated glaucoma in patients of all ages.
We offer state-of-the-art glaucoma testing capabilities and technology including automated visual field testing, retinal nerve fiber layer photography, stereoscopic disc photography and computerized optic disc analysis for early diagnosis and treatment of Glaucoma.
Treatment options to prevent further vision loss include the latest Topical Medications, Glaucoma Implants, Mitomycin C, Laser therapy (Nd:YAG ), Glaucoma Filtration Surgery, Cataract surgery and Combined Glaucoma/Cataract Surgery.
The best way to protect yourself from vision loss caused by glaucoma is to know your risk factors and to have your eyes examined at regular intervals recommended by Glaucoma specialists.
Schedule an appointment now to get a complete eye exam to check for Glaucoma, especially if you are over 40 years of age or have a family history of Glaucoma.