Common "Glaucoma" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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 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 Gupta

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.   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 Gupta

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 eff...  Read Full »

I was prescribed Lumigan for normal tension glaucoma. Why?

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 chronic...  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 Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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