Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition which is caused due to the buildup of pressure in the eye that results in optic nerve damage. The types of glaucoma are chronic glaucoma, acute glaucoma, congenital glaucoma, secondary glaucoma, and normal tension glaucoma.

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How are dry eyes treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I spend nine hours daily in front of a computer for the last five years. I have developed dry eye problem before two years and consulted a doctor. The doctor suggested Omega 369 tablets (Fultos 369) for 15 days and an eye drop (Softdrops) daily. The dry eye problem cured after taking tabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all complete the duration of treatment with Osmega capsule (Omega-3 fatty acid) for three months continuously on once a day basis. Eye drop that you are using is a lubricant eye drop, which you can use it as long. Lubricant eye drops as such have no side effec...  Read Full »

Can long term use of steroids induce OHT and allergic conjunctivitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have been having blurry vision and photophobia for the past year and have been getting my eyes checked every six months (dilated). Recently I was diagnosed with steroids induced OHT and allergic conjunctivitis. But the doctor has prescribed me two tests OCT and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arnab Pal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The steroid-induced intraocular pressure rise is a real entity. You have just sent the latest prescription, but what about the earlier ones? Steroid drop use can lead to intraocular pressure rise after two weeks of the start of the drops, which generally drops on dis...  Read Full »

I have optic disc asymmetry and swelling around eye. Is it due to glaucoma?

Query: Hello doctor, There is optic disc asymmetry 0.5 and 0.7. Normal vision is 6 by 5. I am 30 years old male. Normal BP. I have a complaint of severe headache migraine like when a headache starts, there is swelling around the eye. What can this asymmetry be due to? Can this be glaucoma?  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through what you have mentioned. There are several causes which cause an asymmetry of optic cup to disc ratio, but glaucoma is the main disease that we try to rule out as it sometimes manifests without any pain and hence can go undetected. Migraine headac...  Read Full »

Which is better for controlling eye pressure, Dorzolamide or Brimonidine?

Query: Hi doctor, Four eye drops are used in combination to control eye pressure in case of glaucoma. They are Dorzolamide, Timolol, Brimonidine and Xalatan. In what sequence with how much gap should they be given to control eye pressure? Also for controlling afternoon pressure, either Dorzolamide or Brimo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is necessary to use more than one drop when intraocular pressure is not controlled by a single drug. Every drug you mentioned has a different mechanism of action. It is good till IOP is controlled with medical management. Each drug is having different mechanism and ...  Read Full »

How to prevent the transmission of congenital glaucoma?

Query: Please need guidance Actually my mother is blind and my family is partially blind. I have weak eyesight by birth and by birth Glocoma which was operated also I have nystagmus. My wife and i are planning to have our first child we don't want our child to suffer as well. Now please recommend me some...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi. I understand how difficult it is. There are few causes of blindness running into family. Congenital glaucoma is one of them which ultimately lead to vision loss if not treated in time and properly. Fortunately u were operated for same. I assume ur wife has healthy. It is better to undergo geneti...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for eye pain with light sensitivity in glaucoma patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is 83 years old and has been suffering from a mild form of glaucoma for three years now. When we consulted doctors earlier they suggested using eye drops than surgery. So we have been using Travo Z and Tear Drops daily and she is also able to see properly. Since one wee...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Has she got operated for cataract? Any previous record of vision please share the latest one. Also, share the glaucoma test reports in which she was diagnosed as glaucoma and share the photo of eyes.  Read Full »

What are the complications of trab 360 surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad had trab360 surgery, a relatively new technique for glaucoma, done on his right eye. When he initially got the surgery he still had vision in his eye afterwards. But, the next morning the vision in that eye got very blurred. Now, there is blood accumulation in the iris as well as ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not panic. Trab360 is new technique performed for certain types of glaucoma in certain hospitals. Most common side effect is bleeding and probably that is what happened to your father also. With bleeding in eye (anterior chamber) his vision has deteriorated. Pa...  Read Full »

My eye pressure is 30 and 24 with occasional visual loss. Do I have glaucoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have high eye pressure of 30 and 24, visual field loss, and at times I go completely blind in both eyes. I have also gone blind in just one eye. I just went back to the eye doctor when I had the pressure of 24 and 30. I have been there three times and each time I had a high eye pres...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. The presence of elevated intraocular pressure is called as ocular hypertension. If it is associated with visual field changes or optic disc changes it is called as glaucoma. However, ocular hypertension alone also requires treatment particula...  Read Full »

Are Mirtazapine and Clonazepam good for anxiety and depression?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety, restlessness and taking Clonazepam 0.75mg & Mirtazapine 30mg daily. I had depression and panic attacks for the last 7 years relieved by Ativan 1mg and with open angle glaucoma. Need a second opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Ananth S

Andrologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depression, anxiety, restlessness and panic attacks are best respond to a combination of a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Benzodiazepines. Mirtazapine is not the most efficient ant depressant and it is not a true SSRI as fluoxetine, paroxetine, cit...  Read Full »

I have glaucoma and astigmatism. How can the vision and headaches be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old, female. I have been diagnosed with starting glaucoma and I have all OCT scans and glaucoma screening results. I would like to know what precisely is happening with my eye. I had a bad vision already for 3 to 4 years and was wearing glasses but now it is not comfortable...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. OCT is normal. Glaucoma is in very early stage (attachment removed to protect patient identity) but you have not mentioned your intraocular pressure forastigmatism. I would suggest these options: 1. Toric contact lenses. A non-surgical procedure but contact lenses requ...  Read Full »

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