“Kala Motia” or “Glaucoma” is a silent theif of sight. It is the third leading cause of blindness in India.

Eye with Glaucoma

Glaucoma is caused by high pressure in the eyes, which can eventually cause blindness. It affects both eyes but not always to the same extent in each.

A Raised pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve.Optic nerve transfer visual messages to the brain. When it gets damaged, it impairs visual ability of an individual.

Symptoms of Glaucoma

• Inability to adjust the eyes to darkened room as theaters.

• Gradual loss of peripheral vision.

• Blurred vision.

Can Glaucoma Be Cured?

Glaucoma cannot be cured but it can be controlled so that further damage to the optic nerve can be slowed or halted. This can only be done through disciplined and regular treatment from an ophthalmologist. The treatment of glaucoma is life long.