Glaucomas are the group of diseases causing damage to the optic nerve by the effect of raised ocular pressure on the optic nerve head. The intraocular pressure depends on the balance between production and removal of aqueous humor.
Glaucoma describes a group of diseases that kill retinal ganglion cells. It causes loss of retinal neurons and their axons (nerve fiber layer) resulting in blindness if left untreated.
How is it performed?
Before undergoing any treatment, the doctor verifies the type of your Glaucoma
Glaucoma is often classified as :
Primary glaucoma :
Primary open angle glaucoma: The structure of trabecular meshwork appears normal but there is an increased resistance to the outflow. This happens due to this happened due to:
Thinking of the trabecular lamellae which reduce the pore size
Reduction in the number of lining trabecular cells
Increased extracellular material in the meshwork spaces
Medical Treatment by using Topical drugs.
Laser Treatment :
Series of laser burns (50 um)in the meshwork to improve the aqueous outflow
Effective initially but the IO pressure may increase slowly
Congenital glaucoma: Uncertain causes. The iridocorneal angle may be developmentally abnormal and covered with a membrane that increases the resistance. Its treatment is done by :
Geniotomy: incision in the trabecular meshwork
Trabeculotomy: making a direct passage between schlemm’s canal and the anterior chamber
Secondary glaucoma: IO pressure rises due to blockage of the trabecular meshwork. Much rarer than the primary glaucoma. Sign and symptoms depends on the rate at which the IO pressure rises…mostly are symptomless
(Rubeosis iridis) abnormal iris blood vessels that may obstruct the angle (may accompany proliferative diabetic retinopathy)
Trauma leads to blood (hyphaema), or damage to the drainage angle (angle recession)
Pigment from the iris (pigment dispersion syndrome)
Choroidal melanoma may push the iris forward causing closure
Cataract may swell causing closure
Uveitis may cause iris to adhere to the meshwork
Deposition of material produced by the epithelium of the lens, iris and ciliary body (pseudoexfoliative glaucoma)
Drugs (steroid-induced glaucoma)
Generally, people who have undergone any Eye surgery are able to go home after 1-2 days from the surgery. Recovery may take weeks. You most likely can get back to light activity after 3 weeks. Tiring exercise should wait until after 6 weeks of recovery.
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