Glaucoma – The silent killer of vision

Glaucoma - The silent killer of vision

Glaucoma management is very important.

Along with glaucoma management, it is far more important to reach out to the best hospital for glaucoma treatment and management. Netralaya super speciality eye care hospital in Ahmedabad has a team of glaucoma specialists who are dedicated to the complete care and treatment of patients having glaucoma eye disorder. Eye care services here cover medical therapy and Advanced 3D Glaucoma surgery. We make sure that you see this beautiful world around you.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease where the fluid pressure is built up inside the eye damaging the optic nerve. The front part of the eye contains a clear fluid and this fluid provides nourishment to the eye and also gives its shape. If a person has glaucoma, then this fluid does not drain at the right speed and this builds up a pressure inside the eyes. If this pressure is not managed on time, it may lead to damaging the optic nerve and other parts of the eye as well. This is a serious condition and can lead to vision loss. Vision loss due to glaucoma is permanent. We can stop the vision loss but recovery is usually difficult.

Types of Glaucoma:

There are several types, some are mentioned below:

Open-angle glaucoma

This type of glaucoma is also known as chronic glaucoma and it is the most common type of glaucoma. This develops very slowly and the person cannot notice its symptoms even if slight vision loss occurs and can lead to permanent damage to the eye vision.

Closed-angle glaucoma

Also called acute angle-closure glaucoma. This type of glaucoma can start suddenly causing a lot of pain and fast vision loss. It’s symptoms are visible and noticeable. If reached out to the glaucoma specialist on time for prompt treatment, the damage to the eye can be minimized.

Low-tension glaucoma

This type of glaucoma is a rare form where the fluid pressure in the eye is not much higher than the normal but can still cause damage to the optic nerve.

Pigmentary glaucoma

This is an open-angle glaucoma and it starts developing during early or middle adulthood. In this condition, the pigment cells that give colour to the iris, changes and disperses through the eye. This abnormal dispersion of the cells can disturb the flow of fluid drainage from the eye and can lead to the development of high pressure inside the eye. This is also a chronic glaucoma and is seen commonly in people. It develops very slowly and it’s symptoms are not noticeable. This type of glaucoma can lead to permanent damage to the eye vision.

Glaucoma is often passed onto generations and in most cases, people get it in their later age, mostly between 40 to 60 years of age.

Glaucoma causes:

There can be many underlying causes of glaucoma: Hereditary / Familial.

  • Tumor.
  • Hypothyroidism. 
  • Diabetes.
  • Inflammation.
  • Advanced cataract.
  • Family history with glaucoma.
  • Some previous eye injury.
  • High blood pressure, etc.

Glaucoma symptoms:

The below are common symptoms of glaucoma:

  • Blind spots on the sides of the eye or in the centre of the eye.
  • Severe headache.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Seeing halos around lights.
  • Eye redness.
  • Blurred vision.

You should immediately visit the best eye care hospital and get your eyes checked with a  glaucoma specialist if you have any of the above symptoms. As the best glaucoma hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, our experienced glaucoma specialist doctors prevent full optic nerve damage and save the vision. You can book your appointment for glaucoma check up, management and treatment today at

Glaucoma treatment:

Glaucoma is managed by lowering the eye pressure (intraocular pressure). The treatment may include eye drops, oral medications, laser treatment, 3D glaucoma surgery, 3D glaucoma valve surgery or a combination of any or all of these. It all depends on the person’s situation.

Glaucoma medical management at Netralaya

Netralaya is the best eye hospital for glaucoma management in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Pioneering in eye care services with the latest technological machines, our eye doctors make sure to save the optic nerve from damage and save your vision.

Dr. Parth and his team of eye surgeons, ophthalmic experts, eye doctors, are highly qualified with extensive experience in eye care offering comprehensive eye care services to all patients on a daily basis  at Netralaya super speciality eye care hospital, Ahmedabad. Gujarat. Visit us at