Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that leads to damaging of the optic nerve, which transports visual information from the eye to the brain. This damage is usually a result of increased eye pressure, or intraocular pressure.Shifa International Hospital’s ophthalmology staff specializes in the diagnosis and the medical and surgical management of primary, secondary and complicated glaucoma in patients of all ages.

Diagnosis

Patients benefit from our state-of-the-art glaucoma testing capabilities and technology which  includes

  • Automated visual field testing
  • Retinal nerve fiber layer photography
  • Stereoscopic disc photography
  • Computerized optic disc analysis

Treatment

Treatment options include the latest

  • Medications
  • Glaucoma implants
  • Mitomycin c
  • Laser therapy (argon, nd:yag and pulsed-dye)
  • Glaucoma filtration surgery
  • Combined glaucoma/cataract surgery