Glaucoma is a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve (nerve that carries visual signals from eye to brain) that results in vision loss and is frequently characterized by raised intraocular pressure (IOP). Glaucoma may not cause loss of central vision initially but will lead to loss of peripheral field of vision.If not treated in time, it may result in irreversible and permanent loss of vision.


Pattern of vision loss in Glaucoma

At Mahajan eye Centre (MEC), we are equipped with latest technology and expertise to manage all type of Glaucoma cases. We always screen all our patients of Glaucoma in order to detect it early so that progression of disease can be halted. We adequately evaluate all glaucoma patients with help of tonometry (IOP Measurement- Applanation), ophthalmoscopy/ disc photo (Optic Nerve Head Evaluation), gonioscopy (Anterior Chamber Angle Evaluation) and pachymetry (Corneal Thickness Measurement). In addition, we offer specialized Glaucoma tests like automated perimetry for visual field analysis with Humphrey Field Analyzer 740i with glaucoma progression analysis (GPA) software. Additionally, we also have OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) from Zeiss, Germany with special Glaucoma Protocol for RNFL (Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer) and Optic Nerve Head Analysis. Additionally, both OCT and Pentacam may be helpful in study of anterior chamber angle parameters.


Humphrey HVF 740i


Cirrus OCT RNFL analysis


Anterior Chamber Angle Analysis

At MEC, we offer medical therapy, laser therapy as well as corrective surgery including trabeculectomy, implants and valves for glaucoma management. Normally most of our patients, do well with glaucoma medication or laser only; however, in uncontrolled cases we may have to go for surgical treatment.


Trabeculectomy Surgery Schematics


Glaucoma Valve Surgery Schematics

Whenever the diagnosis of glaucoma is in doubt and the patient is labeled as “glaucoma suspect” or whenever any treatment is advised to a diagnosed case of glaucoma, it is imperative that patient that patient is put on continuous follow-up for detecting any progression. At MEC, we offer glaucoma progression analysis on both field analysis and OCT-RNFL analysis.

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