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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After a routine eye exam, I was prescribed Lumigan for normal tension glaucoma. Is it better to consult a specialist or use eye drops?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 62-year-old male who went for a regular eye checkup. The doctor asked to perform 3D disc topography. According to the report, he said that typical tension glaucoma may be the cause, but he was unsure and asked to see an eye specialist. He prescribed Lumigan eyedrop and said onc...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You had OCT (optical coherence tomography) ganglion cells which are also suspicious. Is there any family history of glaucoma? Are you diabetic, hypertensive, or have any other systemic illness? Any history of chroni...  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, refractive m...  Read Full »

What does glaucoma suspected patient mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an eye checkup a few months back because I had mild pain in my right eye. The doctor advised me to get OCT and CCT. With the test reports, he said that I have glaucoma. He advised me to take an eye drop named Lumigan, one drop daily at night in both eyes. I even consulted another d...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to went through your query and understtod your concern.Glaucoma is a very slowly progressive disease. You are a glaucoma suspect, meaning you are at risk of glaucoma or have many predisposing factors, but there is no conclusive evidence to diagnose glaucoma. Predisposing ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for blurred vision and sensitivity to light?

Query: Hello doctor, I was born half-blind in one eye. I have been through a stressful few months and it has all caught up with me now with headaches and anxiety-like symptoms, etc. I noticed during this time, that my “good eye” became hazy/blurry and became quite sensitive to light. This has gone back...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms of photophobia and blurry vision point out to the following possibilities: Corneal epithelial dystrophy. Uveitis. Glaucoma. Given that there is a history of congenital impairment of vision in one eye, this tips the diagnosis towards glaucoma or cornea...  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 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 incr...  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 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 c...  Read Full »

What causes a positive after-image?

Query: Hello doctor,I have health anxiety and migraines. I have started seeing after-images quite frequently, especially when inside and looking outside to a road or across the road. I am blinking and seeing a positive after-image for less than a second. This is extremely worrying for me as I am unsure why...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Your symptoms are most likely due to migraine which cause severe headache, mainly on one side that lasts for few hours (up to 72 hours) may be associated with other features like limb numbness, nausea, photophobia, and other different sym...  Read Full »

My aunt underwent glaucoma surgery two days back and lost her vision this morning. What could be the reason for a sudden vision loss?

Query: Hello doctor,My aunt underwent glaucoma surgery two days back, and the next day, the doctor confirmed everything was normal, and she was fine till yesterday. Today morning when she woke up, there was no vision. We rushed to the doctor; he did a few scans and said there was no internal bleeding or pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. This blindness could be due to many reasons, like a disease of the optic nerve or visual pathway in the brain. Sudden loss is also seen in end-stage glaucoma patients after surgery, which is known as a wipe-out pheno...  Read Full »

My father has had glaucoma since last year. Please suggest measures to stop it from spreading.

Query: Hi doctor, My father has glaucoma, and I have his reports from last year. Please refer to his reports and tell me what stage he is in and how to stop further spread.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the right eye, it is in a very early stage. The left eye is more affected than the right eye, but still, there is mild to moderate damage in the left eye. Eye pressure is in the normal range. As the reports you shared are old, you need to share recent repo...  Read Full »

What is the medical term for having no pigment in the eye?

Query: Hello doctor,My eye doctor told me, after doing an eye scan, that I have no pigment in my sclera. She said she could see right through my eye in the scans. I cannot find anything online regarding this. I would like to know what this condition is called so I can research I also have glaucoma that is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think what she meant was iris, not sclera. There is brown or black pigment in our iris. Normally, some people have blue or green. But, there this a genetic condition is known as albinism or pigment dispersion syndrome, which leads to the loss of pigments from t...  Read Full »

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