Understanding Glaucoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options at Eyeris Eye Care

Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and advanced treatment options for glaucoma at Eyeris Eye Care. Discover how our specialized care can help manage this condition and protect your vision.

Dr Harikrishnan

5/30/20241 min read

a man in a suit and eyeglasses with a eye chart
a man in a suit and eyeglasses with a eye chart

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, often due to high intraocular pressure. Early detection and treatment are crucial to prevent vision loss. At Eyeris Eye Care, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and manage glaucoma effectively.

Symptoms of Glaucoma

  • Open-Angle Glaucoma:

    • Gradual loss of peripheral vision, often in both eyes.

    • Tunnel vision in advanced stages.

  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma:

    • Severe eye pain and headache.

    • Nausea and vomiting.

    • Blurred vision with halos around lights.

    • Reddening of the eye.

Diagnosis of Glaucoma

  1. Tonometry:

    • Measures intraocular pressure (IOP).

  2. Ophthalmoscopy:

    • Examines the optic nerve for damage.

  3. Perimetry:

    • Tests the complete field of vision.

  4. Gonioscopy:

    • Inspects the drainage angle of the eye.

  5. Pachymetry:

    • Measures the thickness of the cornea.

Treatment Options at Eyeris Eye Care

  1. Medications:

    • Prescription eye drops or oral medications to reduce eye pressure.

  2. Laser Therapy:

    • Laser trabeculoplasty to improve fluid drainage in open-angle glaucoma.

    • Laser iridotomy for angle-closure glaucoma to create a small hole in the iris.

  3. Surgery:

    • Trabeculectomy: Creating a new drainage pathway.

    • Drainage implants: Inserting a small device to help drain fluid.

  4. Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS):

    • Less invasive procedures with a quicker recovery time, ideal for early to moderate cases.

Success Stories

Mr. Ravi Kumar:

  • Diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma, Mr. Kumar managed his condition with prescription eye drops and regular check-ups. His vision remains stable thanks to early detection and ongoing treatment at Eyeris Eye Care.

Mrs. Sunita Reddy:

  • Mrs. Reddy underwent laser trabeculoplasty after being diagnosed with angle-closure glaucoma. The procedure was successful, and she now enjoys improved vision without the severe symptoms she previously experienced.

At Eyeris Eye Care, our team is dedicated to providing personalized care and advanced treatment options to manage glaucoma and protect your vision. Early detection and regular eye exams are key to successful management.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit Eyeris Eye Care.