Glaucoma Work - Up

Best Glaucoma Specialist in Baner

Glaucoma Work - Up

Glaucoma or ‘Kala Motia’ is a condition wherein an increased intraocular pressure damages the optic nerve thereby affecting vision. A fluid known as aqueous nourishes the front part of the eye. In the normal eye, the rate of production of aqueous matches the rate of its drainage, thereby maintaining optimal pressure inside the eye.

Glaucoma is also called the silent thief of sight because in the early stages of the disease, there may be no symptoms. By the time glaucoma is detected, the patient has already suffered extensive peripheral vision damage which can no longer be restored. Early detection is the key to preserve vision. Once detected, glaucoma can be controlled by medicines (eye drops) or surgery to prevent further vision loss. Treatment of Glaucoma is life-long. Glaucoma treatment may include medical management, surgical management or management by lasers.

The cause of glaucoma generally is a failure of the eye to maintain an appropriate balance between the amount of internal (intraocular) fluid produced and the amount that drains away. Dr. Kshitija is one of the most experienced glaucoma specialists in Baner and Balewadi. Shee provides high-quality evaluations and treatments for Glaucoma, Bleeding within the eye, Cataract surgery and More.

Who Can Get it?

  • Anyone can get glaucoma. But along with other factors, you are at a higher risk of getting it if it runs in your family. If a close first degree relative had it, then you should fix an annual eye checkup without fail.
  • Diabetic/ Hypertensive indivisuals
  • Prolonged use of oral/topical corticosteroids
  • Following eye Trauma/inflammatory eye diseases such as uveitis.
  • Myopic eyes


  • Seeing colored halos around lights
  • Narrowing of vision (tunnel vision)
  •  Pain & Redness in the eye
  • Hazy Cornea  ( in infants)
  • Nausea or vomiting, headache
  • Frequent change of eye glasses

Types of Glaucoma:

There are two main types of glaucoma:

Open-angle glaucoma: Also called wide-angle glaucoma, this is the most common type of glaucoma. The structures of the eye appear normal, but fluid in the eye does not flow properly through the drain of the eye, called the trabecular meshwork.

Angle-closure glaucoma: Also called acute or chronic angle-closure or narrow-angle glaucoma, this type of glaucoma is less common in the West than in Asia. Poor drainage is caused because the angle between the iris and the cornea is too narrow and is physically blocked by the iris. This condition leads to a sudden buildup of pressure in the eye.

We are a leading glaucoma surgery center in Balewadi, Pune. We provide medical treatment for glaucoma and other eye conditions like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, etc.

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