State of the art equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and its complications is available at Amritsar Eye Clinic. Annually, more than 3000 glaucoma patients receive some form of treatment here.
Facilities for the thorough management of the disease include the following:-
For the measurement of the Intra-Ocular Pressure (IOP).
For the visualization of the angle of the eye. Assessment of the angle is critical in Glaucoma as it helps to study any pathology which might be a hindrance to the outflow of aqueous.
Assessment of the corneal thickness.
This instrument is used to assess the anterior segment of the eye by the technique of optical coherence tomography. It gives high resolution images of the anterior chamber angle that is particularly vital in the management of glaucoma.
Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer (RNFL) analysis test
Helps to study the retinal nerve fibre layer. This test can pick up glaucomatous damage upto 6yrs earlier than standard tests for visual field analysis.
Optic Disc Analysis
Detailed analysis of the optic disc by the OCT machine.
It is the analysis of the visual field of the individual. The extent to which it is damaged by the glaucomatous process can be discerned.
YAG Laser: Primarily used for iridotomy in patients of Angle-closure glaucoma.
Filtration Surgery (Trabeculectomy)
May be resorted to in patients when the IOP cannot be adequately controlled with medications, or due to other reasons. An alternate outflow tract for drainage of aqueous is created.
In cases of persistently uncontrolled intra-ocular pressure, when even conventional trabeculectomy has failed, or has high chances of early failure, the surgeon may resort to the implantation of artificial shunts or drainage devices inside the eye to achieve longer periods of success.