GLAUCOMA

The institute is a Centre for Excellence in Glaucoma services. It provides comprehensive diagnostic facilities including applanation tonometry, pachymetry, gonisocopy with standard 4 mirror, tonopen and visualization of the optic nerve head with specialized fundus lenses, and optic disc photography. Advanced optic nerve head and retinal nerve fibre layer imaging modalities including GDx VCC retinal nerve fibre layer analyser, and Stratus OCT NFL analyser are available for tracking the optic nerve head and nerve fibre layer. Automated visual field by Humphrey field analyser, and Frequency doubling technology, assists in estimating functional loss due to Glaucoma and helps in monitoring the same with Glaucoma Progression AnalysisTM software. Fansworth Munsel Colour saturation test for assessing colour blindness is also available. Ultrasound biomicroscopy is available for evaluation of angle closure glaucoma, cyclodialysis clefts and assessing the bleb. Laser treatment modalities including Nd YAG Laser for iridotomies, and diode laser for trabeculoplasty are available.

Surgical management of all types of glaucomas including trabeculectomy with or without antimetabolites, non penetrating surgeries like deep Sclerectomy , trabeculotomy, and surgeries for advanced glaucomas including Ahmed Glaucoma Implantantation, and Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation are available. Specialised Phaco- cataract surgeries in eyes with previous glaucoma surgeries, pseudoexfoliation, and non dilating pupils, and in special conditions like nanophthalmos are done in addition to standard combined cataract and glaucoma surgical procedures.The service has extensive experience and offers surgical management of glaucoma in new born, infants and children.

Continued patient education and availability of patient counselling services makes this department a very patient- centric one, aiding management of this chronic eye condition.


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