Most frequent questions and answers
Glaucoma is a condition in which the nerve connecting the brain and eye get damaged causing loss of sight or blindness over a period of time.
Such kind of nerve damage is caused due to the increased Intraocular Pressure (IOP).
This condition is called kaala pani or kaala moti as the IOP pressure goes beyond the normal range and situation of blindness arises.
Glaucoma, if remains untreated, can leads to blindness.
If somehow, the eye specialist doctor reduces the IOP pressure, then it is quite possible to delay the stage of blindness.
But vision loss is unavoidable.
Glaucoma can occur in anyone, but it is more likely to occur in people with a family history of the condition. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type and is often hereditary. However, it is important to note that not all cases of glaucoma are hereditary and other risk factors such as age, high intraocular pressure, and certain medical conditions can also increase a person’s risk of developing the condition.
Glaucoma cannot be cured, but early detection and treatment can slow down the progression of the disease and prevent further vision loss. Treatment typically involves medications or surgery to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) and protect the optic nerve. The length of treatment can vary depending on the individual case, and some people may require lifelong treatment to manage their glaucoma. It is important to work closely with an ophthalmologist to develop an appropriate treatment plan and monitor the condition over time.