Glaucoma is a fairly common disease. It affects mainly people over 40 years old. But this ailment can affect both young and even newborns. Today, ophthalmology only knows one means of avoiding glaucoma blindness-prompt identification and proper diagnosis.
The majority of patients continue to preserve their vision and the pleasure of experience of the environment thanks to modern care approaches.
An important role in the occurrence of glaucoma is played by heredity. If your relatives had glaucoma, you need to be especially vigilant and regularly examined by an ophthalmologist. We draw your attention to the fact, that the people, suffering from diabetes, hypertension and asterosklerozom, often suffer from glaucoma. Therefore, in addition to regular visits to a therapist or endocrinologist, they should undergo an examination with an ophthalmologist at least twice a year.
Glaucoma - a dangerous disease, characterized by increased intraocular pressure and the development of the optic nerve pathology up to atrophy.
The goal of treating glaucoma is to normalize intraocular pressure and prevent irreversible loss of vision. There are effective ways to solve this problem in the arsenal of modern ophthalmologists. Yet note, the essential joint efforts of the patient and the doctor are in the fight against disease!
Conservative (pharmaceutical) treatment
The treatment strategy for last-generation antiglaucoma medicines, with a combined action, aimed at decreasing intraocular pressure, normalizing metabolic processes in the eye tissues, increasing blood flow and the intraocular portion of the optic nerve in the inner shells.
In the "Excimer" clinic, attention is given not only to specific features of the visual system but also to the general state of health of each patient when choosing drugs for anti-glaucoma care. All potential contraindications are known to prevent side effects, even taking into account without fail the efficacy of medications-in the case where the patient undergoes a different kind-of medical treatment. Such a personalized approach helps to select the best method of battling the disease and get the most beneficial result from treatment.
The simultaneous treatment of glaucoma and cataract
The clinic offers combined cataract and glaucoma surgical care, which allows you to improve eye safety and regain visual acuity without additional surgical procedures!
The Excimer clinic conducts ultrasonic phacoemulsification of the cataract with the implantation of an artificial lens, intraocular lens, in case of a combination of cataract and secondary glaucoma as its effect.
The artificial lens does not remove the fluid from the eye, resulting in normalization of the intraocular pressure. Such an operation helps you to cure cataract completely and avoid glaucoma from growing further.
If cataract has developed against the background of existing glaucoma, two operations are conducted simultaneously in the Excimer Clinic: ultrasound phacoemulsification of cataracts and non-penetrating deep sclerectomy (NGSE)-an operation for the treatment of glaucoma, using special drains where necessary.
The natural fluid equilibrium in the eye is restored as a result of NGSE, intraocular pressure is reduced. Ultrasound phacoemulsification does away with cataracts.
Glaucoma treatment in children
Glaucoma in children is a rare disease of the eyes, which is one of the major causes of early permanent blindness. Only immediate care that can be begun will help to preserve vision, the best approaches of which will be chosen through a detailed review of the child's visual system by a highly qualified specialist.
Antiglaucomatous activity, intended to remove obstacles to intraocular fluid outflow, is a revolutionary and most efficient method of treating glaucoma in infants.
Drug therapy plays an significant role in the complex management of the disease which involves taking steps to reduce intraocular pressure, avoiding extreme postoperative scarring, using medications to retain which enhance visual functions, desensitizing and restorative therapy.
Clinical monitoring of children with suspected glaucoma or diagnosis assumes compulsory testing once a month, during which intraocular pressure, corneal thickness, limb width and visual function is assessed.
Emergency care for an acute attack of glaucoma
The key goal of treatment for an acute glaucoma attack is to alleviate intraocular pressure and normalize the circulation of the blood in the eye to restore nutrients to the retina and optic nerve.
At risk - people, suffering from glaucoma. An attack may also be caused by anxiety, hypothermia, increased physical exert, prolonged work with head tilt. Symptoms of an acute glaucoma attack are: extreme eye pain, which induces headache and may be followed by nausea, vomiting, heart and bradycardia distress, general fatigue. Such signs make diagnosis complicated, from which the patient is often not an immediate need during an acute glaucoma attack, eye care. More on an acute glaucoma attack
Measures must be taken no later than several hours after the start of the attack to minimize intraocular pressure-this should help avoid permanent vision loss!
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