What is Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is the most serious eyesight-threatening condition. It is usually a painless, gradual loss of vision. The lost vision can’t be recovered ever again. However, medical or surgical procedures can prevent or retard further loss of vision.

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Do Not Confuse Glaucoma with a Cataract ​

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Many times people confuse it with a cataract which is also a painless, gradual loss of vision. The major difference is that in the case of a cataract, the loss of vision is completely recoverable using a simple surgery called  Phacoemulsification. Our eyes contain a clear liquid termed aqueous humor, which is continuously produced in the eye to bathe and nourish the structures inside it. 

The liquid usually drains out of the eye through drainage canals in a fine meshwork found around the edge of the iris (the coloured part of the eye that surrounds the pupil). In people with it, the liquid fails to drain due to some defect and thus raises the pressure inside the eyes called raised Intraocular Pressure (IOP) (or Tension).

Who is at a Risk for Glaucoma?

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Anyone can develop it. People who are at a greater risk than of others. They include:-

  • People above the age of 40 yrs.
  • Everyone with a family history of it.
  • Diabetic patients .
  • People with nearsightedness (Myopia) for open-angle type and farsightedness (hyperopia) for close angle type.
  • People with Hypertension.
  • People with Migraine.
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Glaucoma Care Facility At DMC Hospital Jalandhar​

Complete eye examination including Intra-Ocular pressure.

  • Gonioscopy (Study of the angle of the eyes)
  • Automated Perimetry
  • Retinal Nerve Fibre Analysis by OCT.
  • Pachymetry (Corneal thickness)
  • DMC Hospital Jalandhar provides Glaucoma services for complete diagnosis and treatment.

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Symptoms of Glaucoma​

  • Sudden decrease of vision
  • Extreme Eye pain, headache, nausea, vomiting
  • Glare and light sensitivity

Risks of Glaucoma​

  • People with a family history of Glaucoma
  • People over 40 years of age
  • People suffering from diabetes


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Traditional incisional glaucoma-surgery is recommended after attempts with medications or lasers are unsuccessful If medical therapy for glaucoma is ineffective at halting the ongoing damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision, your eye doctor may suggest it’s surgery. There are many distinct types of surgery for it. Each one of them is executed to lower intraocular pressure. 

By reducing intraocular pressure, it is hoped that optic nerve damage and loss of sight can be paused. Surgery for glaucoma is performed in an ambulatory surgery center by the glaucoma specialist.

Surgical Treatments for Glaucoma which are used by Glaucoma specialist. ​

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Hydrus® Microstent is a minimally invasive FDA-approved implantable device for the treatment of open angle glaucoma. The Hydrus® is a Micro-Invasive Glaucoma-Surgery (MIGS) allowed to be performed in conjunction with cataract surgery.

  • Canaloplasty Glaucoma Surgery.
  • Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma.
  • Endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP).
  • GATT (Gonioscopy-Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy).
  • Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery.
  • Glaucoma Filtration Surgery (Trabeculectomy).
  • iStent® Trabecular Micro-bypass.
  • Trabectome® Minimally-invasive Glaucoma-Surgery.


The damage already caused by Glaucoma can’t be reversed, but there are sight-saving treatments. So the earlier it is diagnosed, the more vision can be preserved.

Glaucoma is known to cause blindness, but the damage can be controlled if it is diagnosed at an early stage. , But If the treatment is not started at the right time, the patient is most likely to lose peripheral vision first, followed by central vision, which may end up resulting in complete blindness.

The go-to test for Glaucoma is a simple and painless procedure called Tonometry. The test measures the internal pressure of your eye; with the help of this, the eye doctor can detect any alarming changes. Other common tests used to detect Glaucoma include checking your eyesight and the health of the optic nerve.

Your best chance at preventing Glaucoma could be by incorporating eye care tips, a healthy lifestyle, and by getting Routine eye check-ups.
Rest, there are no known ways to ascribe the prevention of Glaucoma to its entirety. As in our day-to-day life, we only notice its presence when it has set roots and done its damage; it can be controlled by early detection but not prevented.

Consult Best hospital in Jalandhar for Glaucoma:​

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Find Complete Relief from DMC EXPERTS

If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the DMC Hospital, Jalandhar, team to schedule an appointment at : 9115960900, 0181-2237800