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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that is eventually cause damage to the optic nerve. Most commonly it is caused by increase in pressure of the eyes. It causes damage by affecting the peripheral vision (side vision). Since most are unaware of the slowly progressing visual loss, it is called the thief of sight. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.


RKEC Advantage

We have to technology to identify and treat glaucoma early, even before it causes damage to the eyes. A comprehensive glaucoma work up would include:


  • Detailed slit lamp evaluation
  • Fundus evaluation
  • Gonioscopy
  • Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT)
  • Central corneal thickness - Sonomed (USA)
  • Disc photography - Kowa Camera (Japan)
  • Automated Perimetry - Octopus (Switzerland)
  • Optical coherence tomography (Zeiss, Germany)
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