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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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

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 »

I experience seeing haze or glare and rainbow around light sources. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24-year-old male, and for about two years, I experience seeing haze or glare and rainbow around light sources. It all began in about two years ago, and it gradually gets bigger over time. The intensity of those symptoms does not fluctuate. It is the same throughout the whole day ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seeing colors around lights signifies following things, 1. Glaucoma though your eye pressures are normal but have you undergone a gonioscopy and automated fields test. These two are essential to establish a diagnosis. 2. Early onset cataract. But since you have been t...  Read Full »

My father has been detected with glaucoma. Do we need to take urgent action?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has been detected with glaucoma. The problem started about two months back. There is some irritation in eyes and vision is hampered in one eye. I wanted to get an opinion on how serious. What should be done? Do we need to take urgent action? Can we cure it completely?  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The thing with glaucoma is that it is a progressive condition and we can arrest its progress to a level that it does not cause further damage. The vision loss that has already been done by the disease is not reversible. Our goal here is to lower the pressure to such a l...  Read Full »

18-weeks-old baby diagnosed with congenital glaucoma and aniridia. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,My 18 weeks old second daughter was diagnosed to have congenital glaucoma with aniridia and corneal opacities bilaterally at birth for which she underwent bilateral trabeculectomy within 15 days of birth. She achieved peripheral clearance of cornea in both the eyes within few days of surge...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a good sign that glaucoma is under control and cornea has started clearing out. But the main problem here is to stop development of amblyopia which is basically a state where due to prolong blurring of vision brain. Basically starts rejecting images after a certai...  Read Full »

Can you diagnose the type of glaucoma from the iris scan?

Query: Hello doctor,I have glaucoma. Last week, I had an iris scan (USG). From the iris scan, are you able to diagnose whether it is an open angle, narrow-angle or closed angle? Currently, I am taking Timolol with Latanoprost eye drops.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your angles seem open. But we cannot diagnose glaucoma based on this investigation alone. Here is a list of investigation that you have to get done. Applanation tonometry to check the pressure. Pachyme...  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....  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms of photophobia and blurry vision points 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...  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 as I also have glaucoma that ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 known as albinism or pigment dispersion syndrome which leads to loss of pigments from the iris. Pa...  Read Full »

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