Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. By the time the patient notices a deterioration of vision, there is often moderate to severe damage of the optic nerve. As such, glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of sight”.
Glaucoma is a result of an increase in the pressure of the eye (intraocular pressure) which causes progressive damage to the optic nerve.
There is no cure for glaucoma but in most cases it can be successfully controlled with medical or surgical treatment. Newer and safer medication can more effectively treat glaucoma, meaning that fewer patients need to undergo surgery.
Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment
Though glaucoma cannot be cured, early glaucoma screening is crucial in detecting glaucoma as well as preventing further damage and visual loss. Patients should see an eye specialist who will be able to detect if the patient has glaucoma through a glaucoma eye screening assessment. The glaucoma eye screening involves measuring the intraocular pressure, examining the optic nerve head, and carrying out a visual field examination, which is a sensitive test for nerve function.
Laser treatment can help certain forms of glaucoma, particularly angle-closure glaucoma. In this case, a small opening in the coloured part of the eye (iris) is made using lasers to create a bypass channel for fluid to exit. When medication alone cannot control the glaucoma, surgical treatment in the form of a filtering operation (trabeculectomy) or new techniques which are minimally invasive, known as Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS), may be required to help optimise eye pressure control.
The adequacy of glaucoma control can only be determined by your eye doctor, and regular follow-up is essential in ensuring that the glaucoma control is optimal.
Patients will require long-term follow-up to ensure that the glaucoma control is adequate.
Why Choose Lang Eye Centre for Glaucoma Screening and Glaucoma Treatment?
Experienced and Trusted Glaucoma Surgeon in Singapore
Our world-renowned Senior Ophthalmologist Dr. Leonard Ang has extensive experience in treating a whole spectrum of eye diseases, including glaucoma. Dr Ang has written numerous research articles and publications on glaucoma in international peer-reviewed journals. He has extensive experience in managing patients with glaucoma and has a proven track record in glaucoma screening and glaucoma treatment in Singapore.
Determine the Best Treatment With Early Glaucoma Screening
Glaucoma progresses slowly and insidiously. Patients only have minimal symptoms during the early phase of the disease. Most patients are only aware of the condition during the late stages. Glaucoma eye screening is very useful in picking up the disease early so that the best treatment for the patient may be started.
Use of High-Quality Precision Machines For Glaucoma Treatment
At our centre, we use high-quality precision machines that will accurately diagnose glaucoma and improve the precision of glaucoma treatments, such as glaucoma laser surgery.
Contact Us Today
At Lang Eye Centre, we are committed to providing you with the safest and best glaucoma treatments that can lead to clearer vision in life. To schedule an appointment, please call (65) 6684 1000 / (65) 9760 3020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.