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Glaucoma Surgery in India

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in India performing Glaucoma Surgery.
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Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Part of the Nova Medical Centers group, the center offers over 700 different procedures, with a specialty in general surgery, gynecology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, radiology, pediatrics, urology, and ophthalmology.

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Glaucoma is available at Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

A modern surgery center, opened in 2010, specializing in elective surgeries. Medical procedures carriedout at the center include general surgery, urology, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology, pain management.

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Glaucoma is available at Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar

A modern 100 bed hospital opened in 2008, located in Gurgaon, outside of New Delhi.The hospital is a part of the Columbia Asia Group, which has an international patients office able to assist foreign patients with all aspects of medical travel.

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Glaucoma is available at Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar

Artemis Health Institute

The flagship hospital of the Artemis Health Sciences offers caters to local and international patients alike. It is the first 300-bed multi-specialty hospital in India to function with a paperless information management scheme.

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Glaucoma is available at Artemis Health Institute

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Sameer Kaushal

Eye Surgeon

Shroff Eye Hospital

Provider of comprehensive eye care services, covering a wide range of subspecialties in the field of ophthalmology.

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Glaucoma is available at Shroff Eye Hospital

4 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Ashok C.Shroff

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Rahul Ashok Shroff

Ophthalmologist

Sankara Nethralaya

A non-profit missionary institution providing comprehensive ophthalmologic care to national and international patients. Also a research institute.

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Glaucoma is available at Sankara Nethralaya

Ojas Laser Eye Surgery Center

A complete eye clinic equipped with advanced facilities, offering superior ophthalmology solutions for patients with eye/vision problems.

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Glaucoma is available at Ojas Laser Eye Surgery Center

9 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Abhijeet Umesh Desai

Oculoplastic Surgery

Dr. Hemang d.Koppikar

Medical Retina

Chaudhary Eye Centre & Laser Vision

An ophthalmology specialty center offering services and facilities of the latest advancements in treating various eye problems.

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Glaucoma is available at Chaudhary Eye Centre

8 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary

Specs-Removal Clinic & Cataract Clinic

Dr. Ajay Aurora

Retina Clinic

Max Eye Care

An ophthalmology center with a wide coverage of eye care services to offer, from checkups, diagnostics, treatments, surgeries, and other eye care procedures.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Max Eye Care

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Sanjay Dhawan

Cataract Surgery,Refractive Surgery,Glaucoma Surgery,Medical Ophthalmology

Moolchand Medcity

Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.

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Glaucoma is available at Moolchand Medcity

4 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Satish Mehta

Ophthalmology

Dr. Manoj Rai Mehta

Ophthalmology

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About Glaucoma Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What are the types of Glaucoma Surgery?
The most common Glaucoma Surgery procedures are:

  • Filtration surgery (Trabeculectomy): A “trapdoor” in the eye is cut to drain fluid into a reservoir and then into the blood vessels surrounding the eye.
  • Laser trabeculoplasty: This glaucoma surgery helps drain fluid from the eye by using a laser to make tiny holes in the drainage system. Types of laser trabeculoplasty include argon laser trabeculoplasty and selective laser trabeculoplasty for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma.
  • Tube-shunt surgery (Seton glaucoma surgery): This procedure uses a silicon tube inside the eye to drain fluid. Tube shunts are used if the glaucoma is not responding to standard procedures.
  • Laser cyclophotocoagulation (Cycloablation): This procedure is used for end-stage glaucoma because there is a chance of losing vision. Laser cyclophotocoagulation destroys the muscles controlling near and far vision.
  • Iridotomy or Iridectomy: Laser or conventional surgery is used on an emergency basis for acute closed-angle glaucoma. The surgeon cuts into the iris to make a tiny opening that allows fluid to flow out freely.

What are the chances of success with Glaucoma Surgery?
Glaucoma surgery helps lower the intraocular pressure in the eye but the length of time for which pressure remains low depends on many factors – the surgical technique, the age of the patient, the race of the patient etc. Repeat surgery may be necessary to continue to control the pressure in the eye, or the continued use of medications.
  • In almost half of people who had a laser trabeculoplasty, eye pressure increases again after five years.
  • Around half of people who have trabeculectomy filtration surgery still need medication to control glaucoma.
  • Trabeculectomy filtration surgery is successful in about 70 to 90 percent of cases for at least one year.

Duration of procedure/surgery : - Trabeculectomy filtration surgery takes about an hour to perform.
- Laser trabeculoplasty takes around 10 to 15 minutes.

Days admitted : None. Glaucoma surgery is an outpatient procedure with no overnight stay.
Patients commonly need to remain in the doctor’s office for eye pressure monitoring, for up to three hours after surgery.

Anesthesia : Glaucoma surgery is carried out with a local eye drop anesthesia.

Recovery : Usually patients can go back to normal activities and work the day after glaucoma surgery.

Risks : - Scarring and re-closure of the drainage channels in the eye.
- Infection and leakage from the blister-like bumps created on the eye.
- Risk of developing cataracts.
- Loss of vision.
- Some people experience increased eye pressure for a short period following laser glaucoma surgery, or reduced eye pressure.

After care : - Take non-aspirin pain relievers to treat any pain or discomfort.
- Keep water out of the treated eye for around a week following glaucoma surgery
- Avoid heavy lifting, bending or straining after glaucoma surgery until the eye pressure stabilizes.
- Take care with contact lenses so as to avoid infection of the eye.

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