The clinic handles Primary Glaucomas, which are largely inherited, in addition to Secondary Glaucomas caused by trauma, inflammation, Diabetes, Retinal Vascular Disease and hypermature cataracts. Deviations from normal retinal nerve fibre thickness are the earliest structural changes in persons with glaucoma.
- Medication (eye drops)
- Laser Procedures
- Surgical procedures
Routinely performed procedures
- Trabeculectomy + Trabeculotomy.
- Trabeculectomy with anti mitotic agents like Mitomycin-c or 5-FU
- Trabeculectomy with ologen implants,
- Valve /Tube implants
- Combined Trabeculectomy with IOL implantation.
- Bleb needling , bleb repair/ revision
- Non penetrating glaucoma filtering surgeries : deep sclerectomy (including laser assisted),
How Do You Know When to Get Cataract Surgery?
If you are diagnosed with cataracts, this does not mean that you will be scheduled for surgery immediately. In many cases, your doctor may recommend waiting unless the cataract has caused severe vision loss, which could put you in danger. Your eye doctor may also set you up for surgery if cataracts may prevent them from treating a different eye condition, like diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration.
Reasons you may need cataract surgery include:
- Your job requires a lot of driving.
- You have trouble reading or seeing a television, even with corrective wear.
- Vision problems affect your level of independence, including safely walking, preparing food, and performing other routine, daily tasks.
Often, your doctor will ask you to wait and to come for regular visits to follow the progress of your cataract. You may still have clear enough vision for a long time after being diagnosed with a cataract, but it is important to keep up with visits to your eye doctor, so you can know how the cataract is progressing.