Glaucoma is a term describing a group of ocular disorders with multi-factorial etiology united by a clinically characteristic intraocular pressure-associated optic neuropathy. This can permanently damage vision in the affected eye(s) and lead to blindness if left untreated. It is normally associated with increased fluid pressure in the eye (aqueous humour).The term “ocular hypertension” is used for people with consistently raised intraocular pressure(IOP) without any associated optic nerve damage. Conversely, the term ‘normal tension’ or ‘low tension’ glaucoma is used for those with optic nerve damage and associated visual field loss, but normal or low IOP.
Glaucoma clinic at JPM Eye Hospital is disposing more than 1000 patients every year with two Glaucoma Consultants who are also performing advanced Glaucoma surgeries. This clinic is making its presence felt in the State by its affordability with provision of advanced technology in the Field of Glaucoma. JPM provides specific LASER treatment and works for early diagnosis.
Facilities available at JPM Rotary Eye Hospital
For Intra – ocular pressure measurement:
- Applanation Tonometry
- Non Contact Tonometry
- Perkins tonometer
Optic nerve evaluation by
- Digital Fundus photography (Zeiss)
Visual field testing by
- Humphreys Visual field analyzer
Anterior segment evaluation
- UBM (ultrasound bio-microscopy)
- ND YAG laser (Zeiss)