Glaucoma Service

Glaucoma Service

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Glaucoma is characterized by progressive damage to the optic nerve of the eye, the most common cause is high pressure in the eye. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. Those with a family history of glaucoma, Diabetes, Systemic hypertension, thyroid disorders and Myopia are at a higher risk of developing glaucoma. People above the age of 40 years need to undergo routine eye examinations to rule out glaucoma.

Glaucoma Service at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute (AEHI), Sanpada near Vashi station in Navi Mumbai is dedicated to the care and treatment of people who have glaucoma or are at risk of developing it.

There are several types of glaucoma, and treatment depends on precisely identifying which kind is present. Most forms are progressive and need long-term management. No matter whether the pressure is high, normal, or below normal, it can still cause damage. Some types of glaucoma are chronic and may be present for a lifetime. Other types of glaucoma are acute; that is, they occur suddenly. Currently, glaucoma can be treated and controlled, but cannot be cured completely.

Glaucoma service at AEHI offers sophisticated, state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities including computerized visual field testing, optic nerve imaging, and other specialized imaging modalities. We have facilities for advanced laser and surgical procedures to control Glaucoma such as trabeculectomy, tube implants, non-penetrating glaucoma surgeries, surgery for congenital glaucoma and different lasers such as the YAG laser and Green laser. Dr Rajesh Mishra, a renowned Glaucoma specialist surgeon, manages the diagnosis, treatment and surgery for Glaucoma if needed. Dr Mishra is an expert Glaucoma specialists and has treated thousands of complex cases of glaucoma in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai areas of India.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Appropriate treatment for glaucoma will prevent loss of sight in the majority of patients whose condition is detected early.