Glaucoma has been rightly called the “The silent thief of eyesight”. The loss of vision is so gradual from along the periphery of the eye that the patient is largely unaware of the loss. What is most tragic is that vision loss due to glaucoma is irreversible. Medication and surgery can, at the, best preserve the remaining eyesight of the patient. Glaucoma is a result of build-up of fluid within the eye and the resultant increase in pressure. This pressure falls on the sensitive optic nerve resulting in irreversible damage. To know more about Glaucoma, please visit www.allaboutvision.com
Glaucoma services at Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital are dedicated to provide the best glaucoma care to our patients. It has a team of experienced doctors and trained optometrist and paramedical staff.
The team, updated with protocols of medical and surgical practices of treatment, is one of the first to start minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) in India. It caters to the entire spectrum of the disease including complex paediatric and refractory glaucoma. The acceptable preferred practices are followed to provide the appropriate comprehensive care individualised to the patients’ needs.
Glaucoma facility at the hospital is one of the busiest clinics with latest equipment for all interventions that may be required to treat the disease. It is a well-equipped facility with state-of-the-art equipment, with a diagnostic wing to carry our investigations that require use of Visual Field Analyzers (VFA), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), UBM, Pachymeter, and Fundus Camera.
With an exposure to national, international clinical trials and clinical research, the team has made significant contribution in forms of peer-reviewed articles in journals books/ book chapters related to glaucoma, and also had opportunities to be faculty speakers at conferences organised globally, such as World Glaucoma Conferences, Glaucoma society of India (GSI) conference, AIOS conferences, ASIA-ARVO, DOS, etc.
Training and knowledge enhancement is one of the on-going activities of the team where various diagnostic and clinical workshops for doctors/optometrists/vision technicians and allied ophthalmic paramedics. There are long and short term fellowships for national and international fellows. More than 100 glaucoma fellows have been trained in the last few years.