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Glaucoma Services

Glaucoma, the silent thief of sight, is the common cause of blindness in our community. Identification and early diagnosis of the disease is very important as it causes an irreversible damage to the vision. We, at Bangalore Nethralaya, are committed to this very objective and thus strive for it.



Anyone can have Glaucoma. Age, genes, steroids are some of the reasons for Glaucoma. Specific pointers for Glaucoma can be listed as follows.

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  • Pain around the eyes when coming out from darkness
  • Colored halo rings seen around light bulbs especially in the mornings and nights.
  • Frequent change of reading glass, headaches, pain and redness of the eyes
  • Reduce vision in dim illumination and during nights
  • Gradual decrease of side vision with progression of glaucoma
  • Blurring of vision


In most cases of glaucoma, the patient is not aware of the gradual Loss of sight until vision is significantly impaired. However, if glaucoma progresses without adequate treatment, the following symptoms may occur in some individuals.
Screening for glaucoma is done with non-contact tonometer by an optometrist initially followed by an elaborative evaluation with glaucoma specialist
We are equipped with state of the art technology like applanation/air puff/ iCare tonometers, Humphrey field analyzer [Carl Zeiss] and Optical coherence tomography(OCT) so that the diagnosis is never missed.
Our Expertise
Our Expertise
Glaucoma specialists at Bangalore Nethralaya are very well trained in performing gonioscopy,applanation tonometry 78D AND 90D examination of the optic disc and RNFL to ensure a strong clinical diagnosis. Once it is identified clinically, investigations to support the clinical diagnosis are conducted like pachymetry, OCT for RNFL thickness and interpreted using the vast clinical expertise of the specialists.
Our Expertise
Treatment @ BN
Treatment @ BN
Medical management in the form of eye drops is suggested in the initial visit to control the intraocular pressure and thus bring the disease under control. However, in some, drugs may stop working after a period of time. In these situations, the ophthalmologists can help by adding or changing medications. Periodical eye examinations are essential to ensure that the medications are working.
Step 1
Treatment @ BN
Treatment @ BN
If the medical management fails to bring the disease under control, laser treatment and surgical management is advised with all risks and benefits being explained to the patient.
Step 2
Treatment @ BN
Treatment @ BN
Surgical management includes trabeculectomy with or without the usage of antimetabolites, trabeculectomy with ologen, and glaucoma drainage devices like the Ahmed glaucoma valve, the AADI valve etc.
Step 3


Dr. Sharada P Rao

Glaucoma & Refractive Surgeon
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  1. 10 to 21 mm Hg.

  2. It is an irreversible damage to optic nerve due to intraocular pressure changes.

  3. Lifelong, glaucoma is treatable not curable.

  4. Whenever there is poor control of IOP and optic nerve damage with maximum dosage of eye drops.

  5. Age above 40, steroid use, trauma, diabetes , myopia.