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Diabetes is one of the significant risk factors in causing glaucoma. Due to high pressure developed inside the eyes, the optic nerve is affected, resulting in vision loss. It is more common in older adults. Generally, there are four types of glaucoma. Open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma are the two major forms of glaucoma. It affects both the eyes. Microsurgery is the most commonly effective treatment option for treating glaucoma.

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I am a 59-year-old female with redness in the sclera of both eyes and no visual disturbances. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 59 years female. I have had redness of the sclera of both eyes for four days. I have no discharge, no watering, and no vision disturbance. I have a history of hypertension, Type 2 DM, hypothyroid, mild hyperuricemia, and two years of glaucoma. I am taking Telmisartan, Cilnidipine, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Can you please share a picture of both eyes to confirm the diagnosis and treatment started accordingly? Usually, patients using anti-glaucoma medication may have this redness of the eyes. Thank you.  Read Full »

Is a visual field test necessary if optic disc is smaller?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old male. I just moved to a new area and found a new ophthalmologist, and he said my optic disc was smaller than normal, and he recommended a visual field test, to get a baseline, should it be needed for the future. I called my ophthalmologist for the previous two decade...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The spectrum of the disc and the cup size is hugely variable in people. The size of the optic disc is not the only determining factor. The size of the cup, average rim size and pattern, nerve fiber pattern, and intraocular pressure, are together taken into conside...  Read Full »

My wife has vision issues despite normal tests. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife could not be able to see through her left eye. She has some pain near her eye like a headache, but there is no numbness or vomiting scenario. Now, her vision is at CF. We had our first visit before 10 days. The doctor did not find anything except the pressure is 29 and he suggeste...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please do not worry. In my opinion, there are two issues. One is Glaucoma and other is optic disc pathology. It can be a POAG, primary open angle glaucoma and the treatment is antiglaucoma medicine. If the pressure is normal and optic disc ...  Read Full »

I have ocular hypertension. Will it lead to glaucoma?

Query: Hello, I would like to have a remote eye view on a question related to glaucoma. I am 35 years old and I am being followed for 5 years for ocular hypertension. I have between 23 and 26 mmHg by applanation tonometer. My field of vision is good. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) examinations are good...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having ocular hypertension. Since the results of visual field, optic disc changes and OCT are normal, there is no glaucoma. But treatment of ocular hypertension is necessary for you to prevent developmen...  Read Full »

I have abnormal eye pressure. Is laser surgery necessary?

Query: Dear Doctor, I have abnormal pressure in my eyes. I believe it was 24 in one and 23 in the other. My doctor told me that he would not dilate my eyes because it would be dangerous and asked me to find someone to do Laser Peripheral Iridotomy surgery(LPI). I am 23 years old with no medical conditions....  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query at It seems from the history that you are having increased intraocular pressure in both the eyes, the normal is 14-16 mmHg and you are having 24 and 23 mmHg. Hence we should suspect glaucoma. In one of the sub type of glaucoma called as...  Read Full »

Glaucoma causing heaviness and itching in eyes. Please guide me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male suffering from glaucoma since the last two years. I have heaviness and itching in my eyes. Please guide me on what to do.  Read Full »

Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need a few answers from you, before deciding on the reasons for heaviness or itching. Can you please give the details for the following questions? Are you on anti-glaucoma medication? If so, can you name them? When was the last eye examination done, what was the ...  Read Full »

My eyes become red and watery when I do not use eye drops. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old man. Actually, my diastolic BP is always between 89 to 90 mmHg, and my systolic BP is in the range of 127 to 130 mmHg. Now, my BP is 130/90 mmHg. I do not go for blood tests because I am not ready to undergo them. Actually, I am using eye drops daily for my eyes because...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry. I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have developed an acute glaucoma of both eyes. I suggest you visit a nearby hospital to see an ophthalmologist to check your eye pressure. B...  Read Full »

Could you please outline the symptoms of glaucoma?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been feeling quite stressed about my eyes lately, especially since I have heard about glaucoma. Could you please inform me about the symptoms I should be aware of that might indicate glaucoma affecting my vision? I am somewhat anxious and just want to ensure I catch any issues ea...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Glaucoma is a condition where intraocular pressure (IOP) is increased beyond 20 mm Hg. The usual observed symptoms include a feeling of pressure in the eye, pain in the eye, headaches, rainbow-colored halos around...  Read Full »

I have doubts if I have glaucoma. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have doubts if I have glaucoma.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. May I know who diagnosed that for you? Have you undergone a complete eye examination and investigations by an ophthalmologist? Anybody can have glaucoma but some people are at higher risk if they have a family history of glaucoma, refractiv...  Read Full »

Could glaucoma and cataracts be operated at the same time?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, who is aged 57, had eye pain recently. We consulted a doctor and got to know that my mother has glaucoma. Also, they mentioned that it is in the advanced stage and severe of around 90%. From another couple of tests, they found that my mother needs cataract surgery along with...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed all reports carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your doctor has correctly said that it is an advanced form of glaucoma. The treatment depends on the type of glaucoma, either open-angle glaucoma or closed angle glaucoma. It is diagno...  Read Full »

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