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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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 diagn...  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 sugges...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please do not worry. In my opinion, there are two issues. Glaucoma. 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 is normal...  Read Full »

Please diagnose and interpret the eye test findings.

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 re...  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. Here is a list of investigation that you have to get done. Applanation tonometry to check the pressure. Pachyme...  Read Full »

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