Glaucoma is a complex disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.Our Highly Qualified Team of Doctors at SAARTH NETRALAY are the one of the best to treat Gluacoma conditions.
Types of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases. The most common type is hereditary.
- Normal-Tension Glaucoma
- Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
- Angle-Closure Glaucoma
- Other Types of Glaucoma
Tests for Glaucoma
Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma. A complete eye exam includes five common tests to detect glaucoma.
It is important to have your eyes examined regularly. You should get a baseline eye screening at age 40. Early signs of eye disease and changes in vision may start to occur at this age. Your eye doctor will tell you how often to have follow-up exams based on the results of this screening.
If you have high risk factors for glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of glaucoma, you should see an eye doctor now to determine how often to have eye exams.Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision.
|Examining…||Name of Test|
|The inner eye pressure||Tonometry|
|The shape and color of the optic nerve||Opthalmoscopy (dilated eye exam)|
|The complete field of vision||Perimetry(visual field test)|
|The angle in the eye where the iris meets the cornea||Gonioscopy|
|Thickness of the cornea||Pachymetry|
Regular glaucoma check-ups include two routine eye tests: tonometry and ophthalmoscopy.
Why Are There So Many Diagnostic Exams?
Diagnosing glaucoma is not always easy, and careful evaluation of the optic nerve continues to be essential to diagnosis and treatment. The most important concern is protecting your sight. Doctors look at many factors before making decisions about your treatment.
Fact Check: There may be no symptoms to warn you
With open-angle glaucoma, the most common form, there are virtually no symptoms. Usually, no pain is associated with increased eye pressure. Vision loss begins with peripheral or side vision. You may compensate for this unconsciously by turning your head to the side, and may not notice anything until significant vision is lost. The best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is to get tested. If you have glaucoma, treatment can begin immediately.