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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My eyesight is getting worse due to pain in the corner of my left eye. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I have pain in the corner of my left eye for the past one year. I went to the doctor, and he gave me Sterdex. I used it and felt better. My pain went away. After a few months, I started to have pain, but it was not so severe as the first time. I wear glasses and lenses...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Minimize the use of steroids as much as possible to avoid side effects such as an increase in eye pressure leading to glaucoma. Both Sterdex (Dexamethasone) and Chibro are steroids. They may relieve your symptoms in the short run but may harm your eyes if used for long ...  Read Full »

My eye feels sore even after three days of the accident. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I was hit by a rock while using a lawn mower. The rock hit my eyelid and thumped my eye pretty hard. I always wear eye protection but had removed them as the sun was going down. I have no vision changes and was actually seen by my optometrist after the incident. My question is, is it...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is normal to feel pain if you have experienced trauma. There are two manifestations of trauma. The early manifestations being usually in the form of a bruise over the skin, subconjunctival hemorrhage, an abrasion over epithelium or frank perforation. Two to t...  Read Full »

Increased intraocular pressure in both the eyes. Should I go for Laser Peripheral Iridotomy surgery(LPI)?

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. Dada Peer K

Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I feel pain, pressure, and itching in my right eye. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34 year old male. I often have a right sided headache, and a pressure sensation. I feel like there is some movement on the right side of my head. I went to my physician and he ordered a CAT scan and blood tests. All the reports were normal, but the CAT scan said that I have a s...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Firstly, you do not have glaucoma. This is called diurnal variation. Glaucoma is a blinding condition if left untreated. But, not all patients go blind, It is well controlled by medical treatment. A headache could be beca...  Read Full »

My eye pressure is 32 mmHg. How to bring it back to the normal range?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 65 years old. I developed partial retinal detachment in the right eye. An urgent surgery was done and a silicone oil has been filled. This happened around two months back. The vision field is restored and the retina is reported to be well attached. But, about two weeks back the pres...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have described above that your both eyes got operated for cataract and multifocal intraocular lenses implanted and now you had retinal attachment surgery (most probably pars plana vitrectomy PPV plus silicone oil) about two months back, which is now causing increas...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-docto...  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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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