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Glaucoma is an eye condition where raised intra ocular pressure that damages the optic nerve Normally, this optic nerve carries information from the eye to the brain. However, in glaucoma, the nerve is damaged by high eye pressure, causing slow vision loss.

Once vision is lost, it cannot be regained. Luckily, with early detection and treatment, blindness can be prevented. If you are at risk, get your eye pressure tested at least once a year!

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Causes & Risk Factors

Normally, your eyes are filled with a watery fluid. This fluid is made in the eyes and it presses against the walls of the eyeball to give it a round shape (Think of the fluid as air filling a balloon).

In healthy eyes, old fluid leaves the eyes as new fluid is produced. But in glaucoma, fluid cannot exit the eye. As the eye makes more fluid, the amount of fluid in the eye increases. This fluid buildup raises eye pressure, which damages the optic nerve.

A few things can increase your risk for glaucoma

Primary Glaucoma

Family history




Secondary Glaucoma

Use of corticosteroids (Tablets / inhalers)

Eye Trauma


People above the age of 40 are at risk. It is very common for older people to have glaucoma, but most won’t notice it in the early stages. At later stages, glaucoma is more obvious but less treatable. All adults over the age of 40 or with a family history of glaucoma should get their eyes screened every year.

There are two main types of Glaucoma - Open Angle and Angle Closure

If you have glaucoma, your symptoms will depend on the type

Open Angle

There are very few symptoms in the early stages. Your side (peripheral) vision will slowly get worse.

Angle Closure

You may have sudden, severe symptoms, like :

Dull, aching eye pain


Eyebrow ache

Halos or colored rings around lights

At later stages, both types may cause symptoms, such as :

Intense eye pain

Eye redness

Watering eyes

Blurry vision & vision loss

If you have sudden changes in vision, see a doctor right away. It may not be glaucoma, but it is important to get it checked.
Types of Glaucoma
Childhood Glaucoma

Childhood Glaucoma

Glaucoma can also occur in new-borns and children who have undergone cataract surgery at an early age.

Signs seen in new-borns are

Large cornea, opacified cornea

Watering of eyes

Child withdraws from light / buries his head to prevent exposure to light

Older children may not show any signs

When to See Your Doctor for an Eye Screening

All adults over the age of 40 should see an eye doctor once a year. Make sure this visit includes an eye pressure test for glaucoma! If you experience sudden pain or changes in vision, see a doctor immediately. Do not wait until your next doctor’s visit.

Yearly screening is important for ALL adults over the age of 40 and anybody with a family history of glaucoma. Don’t wait until it’s too late to save your sight!

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Dr. Vijay Magdum


Dr. Vijay Magdum is a highly qualified and experienced ophthalmologist with extensive expertise in the field of anterior segment surgery. He holds an MBBS degree and has pursued DOMS at the National Institute of Ophthalmology in Pune, where he received guidance from the esteemed Dr. Shreekant Kelkar. Dr. Magdum has also completed his FCPS from Sir JJ Hospital and Grant Medical College in Mumbai, under the guidance of the renowned Dr. T P Lahane.

With over two decades of experience as a general ophthalmologist, Dr. Magdum is an expert in phaco (cataract surgery), glaucoma treatment, and Lasik surgery. He has a deep understanding of the anterior segment of the eye and is known for his compassionate care and personalized treatment approach. Dr. Magdum's patients appreciate his attention to detail and his ability to explain complex medical procedures in an easy-to-understand manner.

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