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Open Angle Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma is a chronic, irreversible condition characterized by the open angle of the anterior chamber, progressive loss of peripheral vision, optic nerve head changes, and central visual field loss. It is the most common form of glaucoma. It is more common in people older than 50. Prostaglandins and beta blockers are used to treat this condition.

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Kindly go through my eye test reports and interpret them.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a case file and I would like you to diagnose it and do the interpretation for each test and case history. I have uploaded a PDF file with all the tests and the questions that I want you to answer.  Read Full »

Dr. Panikkar Kartik Prasanna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will now sequentially explain the results of each test to you. The stereoscopic images of the right eye fundus and optic disc show an area of darkening inferiorly, suggestive of a ret...  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 From the scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your angles seem open. But we cannot diagnose glaucoma based on this investigation alone. The list of investigation that you have to get done includes applanation tonometry to check the pressure, Pachymetr...  Read Full »

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