The Ophthalmology Department at Yashoda Superspeciality Hospital, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad celebrated World Glaucoma Week. On this occasion, senior eye specialist and surgeon, Dr. Narendra Singh, Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital,Kuashambi said that the major causes of permanent blindness in India is glaucoma. He told that the use of steroids in diabetes, blood pressure, allergy and skin diseases can affect glaucoma. Dr. P. N. Arora, MD of Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad, said that people usually take eye check-up at the optical shops and take new spectacles, but do not get their eye pressure investigated,this ignorance is causing glaucoma and day by day number of cases are increasing. On this occasion, Dr. Sunil Dagar, Gaurav Pandey, Vinod Parmar were also present.
Dr Narendra Singh said glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. It’s often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to your brain. If the damage continues, glaucoma can lead to permanent vision loss. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years. Most people with glaucoma have no early symptoms or pain. You need to see your eye doctor regularly so she can diagnose and treat glaucoma before long-term visual loss happens. If you’re over age 40 and have a family history of the disease, you should get a complete eye exam from an eye doctor every 1 to 2 years. If you have health problems like diabetes or a family history of glaucoma or are at risk for other eye diseases, you may need to go more often.