Definition: Increase in the intraocular pressure that cause vision loss in children is called glaucoma.

There are many causes of glaucoma in children (as mentioned above)

Introduction:

The glaucoma affects 1 in 10,000 live births approximately. The child presents with watering (tearing) from the eyes, increased size of the cornea and inability to tolerate the light.

This triad of signs is confirmatory and it is essentially accompanied by damage to the optic nerve.

Invariably, if not treated the child becomes blind and the eye becomes disfigured and paiful

There are various reasons for glaucoma in children. By far the commonest cause is poor development of outflow channels that doesnot allow the intraocular fluid (aqueous humor) to flow out.

 

At Jyotirmay Eye Clinic we use very specialised instruments to diagnose and treat these kids.

The treatment:

GLAUCOMA SURGERY

Of the glaucoma in children is almost invariably an urgent surgery.

The glaucoma surgery is unique, unlike what is done in adults.

Glaucoma surgery in children:

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LASER glaucoma surgery

 

Medications – eye drops and oral medicines are usually started to control the eye pressure until the child is started until the operation is performed.

Unique facilities at Jyotirmay Eye Clinic:

  1. Sevoflurane (world’s safest gas) anesthesia is available for the child’s safety. more…
  2. Philips (USA) VM8 Sure sign monitor is available for intraoperative monitoring for unparalleled child safety
  3. We utilize a unique technique called canaloplasty of performing the glaucoma surgery in children that we believe increases the safety and accuracy of the surgery by preventing a unique complication called iris prolapsed during the surgery.

In general the results of glaucoma surgery in children are quite satisfying due to modern technology and huge expertise. One of the most important determinants of the outcome is how quickly the surgery is performed.

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Last updated 8th May, 2017
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