The human eye produces a fluid called aqueous humour which is responsible for the nourishment of the eye. This fluid is produced at a constant rate within the eye and also exits the eye through normal channels that can get compromised by disease and aging. “Normal” eye pressure is maintained when there is a healthy balance between production of fluid and its exit from the eye. An imbalance or elevation of eye pressure is strongly linked to a disease called glaucoma.
Why is diagnosing glaucoma important?
Glaucoma when left untreated can cause substantial, progressive and irreversible loss of vision. The earlier it is picked up and treated the better the chances for a patient to preserve their vision.
Glaucoma is slightly more common in people who are short sighted and also in those who have diabetes. However, glaucoma has a very strong hereditary component to it and the risk of having the disease is much higher in individuals who have someone in their immediate family as in a parent or sibling affected by it.
Ideally, everyone above the age of 40 should have an eye test for glaucoma.
At The Eye Center, we have the most advanced diagnostic equipment for diagnosing, staging and following glaucoma. The diagnostic tests are not painful or invasive in any way at all.
At The Eye Center, we have both the diagnostic tests but also the expertise in being able to diagnose and treat, both medically and surgically, all forms of glaucoma.
In Pakistan, we are the only facility that also provides the newest form of glaucoma surgery called MIGS or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
If you would like to be screened or treated for glaucoma, please call The Eye Center or send us a message and our team will set up a time for you to comfortably and reliably be screened and if needed, be appropriately treated for glaucoma.