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Are you over 40 years of age? If so, we recommend you to get regular eye checkups to screen for glaucoma and vision loss. Here are some of the most modern optical techniques we use to treat glaucoma successfully.

Glaucoma is an eye disease that gradually damages your optic nerve. The optic nerve provides visual information to your brain from your eyes.

Glaucoma is an eye condition caused by a gradual deterioration of the optical nerve that can ultimately lead to blindness if not treated properly.

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Glaucoma

Doctors believe that the following factors may lead to glaucoma:

Typical symptoms associated with glaucoma include:

Glaucoma is usually treated by lowering your intraocular pressure. Treatment may include prescription eye drops, laser treatment, oral medications, surgery, or a combination of these, depending upon the severity of your condition.

If you are looking for glaucoma treatment in Kolkata, you are in the right place. At Netralayam, we assure you of providing the best treatment for glaucoma.

Glaucoma Related FAQ’s

  • What are the different types of glaucoma?

    The different types of glaucoma are

    • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
    • Angle Closure Glaucoma
    • Congenital Glaucoma
    • Secondary Glaucoma
  • What are the risk factors for developing glaucoma?

    The risk of glaucoma rises with your age. Some other risk factors are increased eye pressure, family history, conditions such as diabetes or high or low blood pressure, thyroid disorder, eye injuries, certain medications, high refractive errors, and use of steroids.

  • What happens after shunt surgery for glaucoma?

    Avoid physical activities that strain your eye for several weeks after surgery. Use laxatives if you suffer from constipation to avoid straining while passing stools.

  • What is the success rate of glaucoma surgery?

    Glaucoma surgery has about 70 to 90% success rate for at least one year in older patients.

  • How often should glaucoma be checked?

    If you are above the age of 40, you should get examined periodically (once a year ) for glaucoma.

  • Will my vision be restored after treatment?

    Unfortunately, any vision loss due to glaucoma is irreversible. However, you can maintain and prevent further vision loss with proper treatment.

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