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 long does it take for uveitis to damage the eyes permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has been diagnosed with posterior idiopathic uveitis, and she also has type 1 diabetes. The diagnosis was made about six weeks ago, and three weeks ago she was put on Prednisone, but I am not sure. Her eyesight was originally blurred around the periphery, which became clear...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Permanent vision damage occurs due to many causes like cystoid macular edema, glaucoma, or neovascularization, leading to retinal detachment. It is tough to comment if any of these will happen to your kid or not. Moreover, it is tough to predict the occurrence of this...  Read Full »

I have glaucoma during pregnancy. Will labor pressure cause damage to my eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I had keratoconus and started developing glaucoma. My eyes are really weak, and my right eye is at its thinnest point. I will upload reports from my doctor. I am pregnant and scared labor pressure. Will it cause any harm to my eyes? What is your opinion? I am on Euthyrox 25 for underactiv...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The condition is really bad in your right eye (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Use scleral lenses till hydrops is resolved and pregnancy ends. For further information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online -->  Read Full »

How to prevent the transmission of congenital glaucoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is blind and my father is partially blind. I have weak eyesight from birth. I operated my eyes for glaucoma after birth. I also have nystagmus. Myself and my wife is planning to have our first child. We do not want our children to suffer from it. Kindly recommend something to...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are few causes to have blindness running in families. Congenital glaucoma is one of the causes that result in vision loss when they are not treated properly in time. As you have operated it, there is nothing to be worried. I assume that your wife is healthy. I...  Read Full »

How can diabetes contribute to cataracts?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 66-year-old diabetic man. My wife passed away a year ago. I have been suffering from diabetes for the last 30 years. I am even hypertensive. I regularly take insulin for diabetes and also many other medications for diabetes and hypertension. For the last few days, I was having a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I totally understand your concern. I saw all your test reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your eyes are quite healthy for your age. You need new glasses as prescribed. With that, your vision will be absolutely clear. You have an early...  Read Full »

Will glaucoma cause blurred vision in both the eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have problems with my vision for the past few months. It has become more noticeable. I can see only blurry numbers and digits beyond the distance of ten to twelve feet. I can recognize the faces but it seems to be blurry when I cry or under stress. I am unable to check my eyes here. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is nothing to do with the error of refraction as you have checked your vision before few years and it was 6/6. So it excludes the cause. Glaucoma presents with headache in the early morning. You can have high intraocular pressure. For your age, it excludes the cau...  Read Full »

Does increased intraocular pressure in eyes indicate glaucoma?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 31-year-old male. I was referred to an optometrist when my eye pressure was high during the eye examination. The optometrist conducted a variety of tests such as visual field test, dilated eye exam, and took photographs of the back of my eye. In the end, she concluded that everythin...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mention your intraocular pressure. The reports suggest that you have a large cup to disc ratio in both the eyes and it indicates glaucoma. It is also seen in normal circumstances ca...  Read Full »

Why do I have a small blind spot only on my left eye?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I noticed a small blind spot in my left eye last month. It is located approximately at x: -2.5. y: 6 on an Amsler grid. It is relatively small, just small enough to make a cursor on my screen disappear, but also close enough to the center that I constantly noti...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since you are complaining about a blind spot, we have to do eye tests (Glaucoma workup). The examination has to be done to know what it is. It includes vision, refraction, slit-lamp examination, gonioscopy, field test (Perimetry), OCT scan, and retina evaluation. Yo...  Read Full »

Is laser capsulotomy advisable for PCO eye?

Query: Hi doctor, Nine years ago, I have had phacoemulsification and IOL implant on my left eye. Post surgery, I developed acute steroid induced ocular hypertension, which was resolved with IV drug treatment. Fast forward, I developed open angle glaucoma in both eyes and I am undergoing trabeculectomy for ...  Read Full »

Dr. David J Mathew

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the detailed description of your diagnosis. From what you have described, you had undergone LASIK in the right eye, which has an uncontrolled intraocular pressure (IOP) on medical treatment. For this you plan for a combined trabeculectomy and cataract surger...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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