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Sankar Foundation’s Glaucoma Department is having Experience 25+ years, and performed over 5,534 Glaucoma surgeries.
Our expertise will assure and help you early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.

 

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve ( the nerve which carries information from the eye to the brain ) and can result in vision loss and blindness. It is the second-leading cause of blindness (behind macular degeneration and behind cataracts). If you sort out Glaucoma problem immediately, it may save remaining vision now!!.

 

 

We request you to communicate the following messages that can help prevent vision loss in people at higher risk:

  1. Glaucoma often has no early symptoms.
  2. Talk to your Family members. Get a comprehensive dilated eye examination every 1–2 years.
  3. Early detection, treatment, and follow-up care are key to preventing vision loss and blindness

 

Performance of Glaucoma  Department , Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital

Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Till 31 March
Grand Total
Number of surgeries 50 149 275 290 260 342 361 432 364 286 432 257 413 320 255 367 194 230 211 46 5534

 

Glaucoma Department of Sankar Foundation serves patients coming from Northern Andhra and bordering Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

The Facilities and the up-gradation of skills are the strength of our department:
  1. Humphrey Filed Analyser
  2. Optical Coherence Tomography
  3. Stereoscopic Disc Photography
  4. Perkins Tonometer
  5. Ultra Sound Bio-microscopy
  6. Nd:YAG Laser
  7. Diode Laser

In most cases, Glaucoma is associated with higher-than-normal pressure inside the eye — a condition called ocular hypertension. But it also can occur when intraocular pressure (IOP) is normal. If untreated or uncontrolled, Glaucoma first causes peripheral vision loss and eventually can lead to blindness. And because most cases of glaucoma have few or no early symptoms, about half of patients suffering with glaucoma don't know they have it.

 

How long does it take to become blind from glaucoma?

Glaucoma is usually a slow disease. Untreated glaucoma takes on an average of 15 years to progress from early damage to blindness with an IOP of 21 to 25 mmHg, 7 years with 25 to 30 mmHg, and 3 years with a pressure more than 30 mmHg. Thus, most eye doctors will treat a pressure over 30 without signs of damage.

 

If you sort out Glaucoma problem immediately
it may save remaining vision now!!.

 

Our staff and Glaucoma surgeons will provide you with additional information you would love to know more about Glaucoma treatment and answer any of the questions you may have.

 

Glaucoma Department Appointment information:
8008222461, 988561736, 9154761794, 9121005733
0891-2891100 / 11

 

For treatment for urgent, sight-threatening problems and for issues that cannot wait for a routine appointment with your Ophthalmologist, you can come directly to any one of our hospitals in the list: Click Here

 

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For Eye Emergencies , 24 X 7 365 days reach Our Main Hospital at Door No. 19-50, Sai Madhava Nagar, Naiduthota, Vepagunta, Visakhapatnam -530047.

Our Main Hospital General Working Hours: Monday to Saturday and from 9 am to 5 pm, except on public holiday.

 

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