Glaucoma

Glaucoma Department

Glaucoma is caused by a number of different eye diseases that in most cases produce increased pressure within the eye. This elevated pressure is caused by accumulation of fluid in the eye. Over time it causes damage to the optic nerve. Through early detection, diagnosis and treatment, you and your doctor can help to preserve your vision. CAUSES OF GLAUCOMA Glaucoma causes include elevated eye pressure (called intraocular pressure or IOP) due to the eye's inability to drain fluid efficiently. RISK FACTORS FOR GLAUCOMA INCLUDE Age Family History of glaucoma Farsightedness or nearsightedness Elevated eye pressure Past eye injury Having a thinner central cornea (the clear, front part of the eye covering the pupil and colored iris). Not having eye examinations when they are recommended Low blood pressure Conditions that affect blood flow, such as migraines, diabetes and low blood pressure SYMPTOMS INCLUDE Server eye or brow pain Redness of the eye Decreased or blurred vision Seeing colored rainbows or halos Headache Nausea Vomiting

Glaucoma Department

Tulsi Eye Hospital, Glaucoma Dept. Checkup Patients