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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 am extremely anxious about the eye itching and used Pyricol eye drops which has led to glaucoma. Will my condition worsen over time?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently made a very foolish mistake. Eight days ago, I started experiencing itching on the upper side of my left eye, which was hidden by the eyelid. Initially, I thought it was due to some dust residue, so I rinsed my eye with water. However, the itching persisted the following day...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq family, I want to assure you that there is no need to worry. I do not recommend using cannabis to alleviate anxiety. Various other methods, such as meditation, can help with anxiety relief. It is important to note that you are a steroid responder. Never use steroids with...  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 p...  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 ph...  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 reports so t...  Read Full »

My father had a sudden loss of sight due to glaucoma. Will his eyesight recover?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had a sudden loss of sight due to glaucoma, despite taking the prescribed eye drops. Now he is blind by one eye and can barely see with the other. The doctors gave him a new eye drop and a tablet to reduce eye pressure and instructed a follow-up for a re-examination in three ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Glaucoma is a sight-threatening condition that causes irreversible loss of sight. The chances of visual recovery are significantly less as he has already lost sight. Kindly share his medical record so that we can discuss it in detail. I...  Read Full »

My father is 61-year-old and had glaucoma in one eye. How likely is he to get it in the other eye?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 61-year-old and had glaucoma in one eye. The recent testing done three weeks ago revealed pressure of 30 mmHg in the eye, and he has gone through two laser sittings for the same. The doctor said a few more sittings might be required on the eye with glaucoma. However, it wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Glaucoma is usually bilateral, so we must watch the other eye also. Kindly share details of the laser surgery, as many types of lasers exist. There are usually two types of laser procedures for glaucoma, and multiple sittings are not required in either of them. There...  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 do...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I 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. Predisp...  Read Full »

Can glaucoma and cataract be operated at the same time?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, who is aged 57, had eye pain recently. We consulted a doctor and got to know that my mother has glaucoma. Also, they mentioned that it is in the advanced stage and severe of around 90%. From another couple of tests, they found that my mother needs cataract surgery along with...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed all reports carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your doctor has correctly said that it is an advanced form of glaucoma. The treatment depends on the type of glaucoma, either open-angle glaucoma or closed angle glaucoma. It is diagno...  Read Full »

My intraocular pressure is 20 to 24 mmHg. Do I have glaucoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. My ocular pressure has been measured three times within the last month and values vary from 20 to 24 mmHg. The field vision test is fine. OCT shows some damage to the RNFL. Do I have glaucoma? What treatment do you suggest?  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In my opinion, we can still keep you in the category of 'glaucoma suspect' rather than labeling you with the diagnosis of glaucoma. The most sensitive and specific test for glaucoma is the field test. If field test is normal, then we cannot label you as glaucoma pati...  Read Full »

Eye test reports are normal, but have some vision problem in left eye. Why ?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife could not be able to see through her left eye. She has some pain near her eye like a headache, but there is no numbness or vomiting scenario. Now, her vision is at CF. We had our first visit before 10 days. The doctor did not find anything except the pressure is 29 and he suggeste...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please do not worry. In my opinion, there are two issues. One is Glaucoma and other is optic disc pathology. It can be a POAG, primary open angle glaucoma and the treatment is antiglaucoma medicine. If the pressure is normal and optic disc ...  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 one 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 cle...  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 »

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