Screening for Glaucoma

Screening for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness in India and most of the time irreversible in nature. Glaucoma refers to a group of conditions where there is damage to the optic nerve and loss of visual fields due to retinal ganglion cell death. The most common types are primary open-angle glaucoma and primary closed-angle glaucoma.

The screening for glaucoma in the community is not easy simply because of the logistics and cot involved. Increasing public awareness about glaucoma and the problems associated with late diagnosis or inadequate treatment is necessary. Most of the cases are bilateral and asymptomatic at least in the early stages. Since the disease is slowly progressive detection becomes difficult.

But there are some at-risk groups. This includes:

  • – Family Members of Glaucoma Patients
  • – High Myopia
  • – Age Over 40 Years
  • – African, Hispanic, or Asian Heritage
  • – Diabetes
  • – Eye Surgery or Injury
  • – High Blood Pressure
  • – Use of Corticosteroids
  • – Have Corneas That Are Thin in the Center
  • – Thinning of the Optic Nerve

Hence it is important that this at-risk group undergoes regular eye examinations maybe yearly. Glaucoma is a preventable disease in most instances and prevention is better than cure for this irreversible disease.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy at AXIS EYE CLINIC has nearly 20 years’ of experience and has trained at the best eye institutes in India and abroad. His vast experience helps him in tackling the most complex cases with ease. He has a pleasant demeanor and is frank and honest in revealing to the patients beforehand what to expect and what the result will be. He is positive, friendly, and always has a determination to do the best for the patient.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy is a renowned eye surgeon and one of the best cataract surgeons in Pune, well-known for his results, experience, and friendliness. He is considered among the best eye specialists in Pune. He is available at Axis Eye Clinic, Pune which is among the best eye clinics in Pune. The staff at Axis Eye Clinic are well versed with Mediclaim and are always there to help you.

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