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Prioritized eye care focus taken care by efficient surgeons at Sankar Foundation with a vision of ‘service to the needy’ is carried out to treat the patients suffering with Glaucoma.

Glaucoma is more common in the adult population. Primary Glaucomas, which are largely inherited, in addition to secondary Glaucomas caused by trauma, inflammation, diabetes, retinal vascular disease and hyper mature cataracts are handled by our specialized Glaucoma management specialist doctors. Deviations from normal retinal nerve fiber thickness are the earliest structural changes observed in Glaucoma.

An irreversible damage involving optic nerve of eye, remaining symptomless and undetected in early stages. Progressive stages lead to irremediable blindness to all areas of visual field. Once affected it is not possible to recover the vision lost by the blinding disease , but testing and treatment protocols aim at preventing the disease progression and stop further deterioration of visual fields and central vision.

 

Equipment :
  • HFA (Humphery Field Analyser) :
  • Visual field testing is an important tool in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. It is used to confirm that glaucoma has affected the visual function, to evaluate the severity and to monitor progression of the disease.

  • YAG Laser :
  • A YAG capsulotomy is a special laser treatment used to improve vision in case of requirement after cataract surgery. It is a simple, commonly performed procedure which is very safe. This equipment is also used for YAG laser peripheral iridotomy is performed almost exclusively for patients with narrow angles, narrow angle glaucoma, or acute angle closure glaucoma.


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