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Best Glaucoma Treatment In Mauritius

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Why Choose Spectra Eye For Glaucoma Surgery in Mauritius?

Spectra Eye has the most advanced diagnostic and sophisticated ophthalmic surgical setup in Mauritius. We have the best Glaucoma Specialist in Mauritius who are available the whole year. Spectra Eye offers the best glaucoma treatment, ranging from minor to all types of eye procedures/surgeries in a single-day treatment. People who want high-quality eye care can easily get Glaucoma Surgery in Mauritius, where our modern facilities and experienced doctors offer effective treatments.

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WHAT IS GLAUCOMA?

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which eye pressure rises, which causes damage to the nerve sited in the back of the eye (optic nerve) and leads to loss of eyesight. At first, side (peripheral) vision is lost. If glaucoma is not treated, vision loss might continue, leading to complete blindness over time.

If you're considering the best glaucoma treatment in Mauritius, choosing Spectra Eye is the right decision for you.

Causes of Glaucoma

  • High Eye Pressure: Glaucoma can happen when the pressure inside your eye becomes too high. This high pressure can slowly harm your optic nerve over time.
  • Family History: If someone in your family had glaucoma, there's a chance you could get it too. It can run in families.
  • Thin Cornea: Having a thin cornea, the clear front part of your eye, may increase your risk.
  • Eye Structure: Certain eye anatomies can create a narrower drainage angle in the eye, increasing the risk of glaucoma.
  • Steroid Use: Regular use of steroids can take you to many serious diseases, and glaucoma is one of them.

Advantages of Glaucoma Eye Surgery

  • Lowering Eye Pressure: Glaucoma surgery can effectively lower eye pressure, reducing the risk of further damage to the optic nerve.
  • Slowing Disease Progression: Surgery can help slow down the progression of glaucoma, potentially preventing vision loss.
  • Decreased Reliance on Medications: The patient doesn't need to take medicine anymore after the   glaucoma eye surgery.
  • Enhanced Daily Functioning: Having improved vision after surgery can really make your everyday activities, like reading, driving, and recognizing people's faces, so much easier

Symptoms of Glaucoma

Symptoms of Glaucoma can include:

  • Slow degradation of the side vision
  • Headaches accompanied by redness and pain in the eyes
  • Seeing colorful halo rings around bulbs
  • Rapidly changing glass prescription
  • Having trouble seeing in low light or at night
  • Pain around the eyes after coming into the light from darkness
symptoms of Glaucoma

Types of Glaucoma

1. OPEN-ANGLE GLAUCOMA (OAG)

Open-angle glaucoma (OAG) is the second most common reason why people go blind in the world. This condition normally harms the optic nerve and generally causes slow loss of vision. Perhaps both eyes can be affected similarly; however, there is a chance of affecting one eye more than another.

2. CLOSED-ANGLE GLAUCOMA (CAG)

When someone has closed-angle glaucoma (CAG), the colored parts of the eye—the iris and the lens—block the flow of fluid between the eye's chambers. This causes pressure to build up, and the iris presses on the eye's drainage system, which is called the trabecular meshwork. It could surprise you by giving you blurry vision, pain, and swelling, usually in one eye at a time. You could also feel sick and throw up. A similar type, acute closed-angle glaucoma, is often an emergency that needs immediate medical care to keep the eye from becoming permanently damaged.

3. CONGENITAL GLAUCOMA

Congenital glaucoma appears in some newborn babies; it affects children between newborn and 3 years, and glaucoma, which affects a baby's life in the first few months, is called Infantile glaucoma. Most babies with hereditary or infantile glaucoma have cloudy, light-sensitive eyes that tear up for no reason. You might not notice some signs for 6 to 12 months after giving birth. If the issue is not identified early and treated, the child might have severe vision loss and might go blind.

Options For Glaucoma Treatment In Mauritius

When the nerve in your eye is harmed because of high eye pressure, it can't be fixed. So, the goal of glaucoma treatment is to stop more damage. Getting the eye pressure down is the main goal. At first, the doctor may give you eye drops or pills to lower pressure. If those don't work or have bad side effects, or if you can't afford them, you might need laser treatment or surgery.

1. MEDICAL TREATMENT

Your doctor will prescribe you certain medications (Eye drops and tablets) so as to lower your eye pressure. It's important to take your prescribed medications consistently as your eye doctor recommends. Even if you feel better and have no symptoms, don't stop the medication. And remember to keep your follow-up appointments as your doctor suggests. Get connected with us to start your glaucoma treatment.

2. LASER PROCEDURES

We offer some of the best laser glaucoma treatments. Our team is expert in treating severe glaucoma cases. Laser procedures are the usual way to treat glaucoma. There are different types of laser glaucoma treatments, and we'll suggest the best one based on your condition.

(i) YAG LASER PERIPHERAL IRIDOTOMY

A small opening is made in the iris so that the stagnant fluid finds a way to the anterior chamber, the front portion of the eye, and subsequently drains off, and this is an OPD procedure.

(ii) ARGON LASER TRABECULOPLASTY

When applied to the drainage area, the laser causes small burns, which contract to open up the block. This is the common treatment for open-angle glaucoma.

(iii) DIODE LASER CYCLOABLATION

In this, the laser is applied to the area, which produces fluid in the eye. It can be used if the IOP is too high and is intractable. Your treating doctor will decide which laser is suitable for you.

(iv) SELECTIVE LASER TRABECULOPLASTY (SLT)

This is a new type of laser, which does not cause any thermal burn in the eye and may be called a "COLD LASER". It tells the eye's immune system to clear out the blockage in the drainage area without hurting the soft tissues around it. SLT is a painless OPD procedure that takes a few minutes to complete. The procedure can be done again if needed without hurting the eye.

OPERATIVE PROCEDURES

We offer two types of operative procedures for glaucoma treatment- Glaucoma Filtering Microsurgery or "Bypass" and Tube Shunt Drainage Devices ( VALVE) for glaucoma. Operative Procedures are the only option left for patients in whom the eye pressure is not controlled with medication or laser. Get in touch with us for safe and effective glaucoma treatment and if you want to know about Glaucoma Eye Surgery Cost.

1. GLAUCOMA FILTERING MICROSURGERY

Filtering microsurgery or Bypass surgery involves creating a drainage hole with the use of a small surgical tool to bypass the blockage in the eye's trabecular meshwork (the eye's drainage system). This opening helps increase the flow of fluid out of the eye and thereby reduces eye pressure.

2. TUBE SHUNT DRAINAGE DEVICES ( VALVE)

This is a flexible glaucoma drainage device that is implanted in the eye to divert the fluid inside the eye from inside of the eye to an external reservoir, thereby decreasing the eye pressure. AGV ( Ahmad Glaucoma Valve ) and AADI ( Aurolab Aqueous Drainage Implant ) are the popular ones.

Factors Affecting Glaucoma Eye Surgery Cost In Mauritius

  • The type of surgery (laser, filtering, or drainage implant)
  • Type of glaucoma (open-angle or closed-angle)
  • Diagnostic tests and evaluations
  • Choice of the medical center
  • Hospital/clinic-related expenses
  • Additional eye disorders
  • Surgeon and anesthetist’s fee
  • Post-op care and follow-up consultations

To know more about the cost of treatment, contact our patient care coordinators at +230 5251 7100

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TESTIMONIALS

Frequently Asked Questions About Glaucoma

A. Glaucoma surgery is considered safe and is often necessary to prevent vision loss. The seriousness depends on the type of surgery and individual factors.

A. Yes, glaucoma can be treated with surgery. Surgery is usually recommended when other treatments like eye drops or medications aren't effective in controlling eye pressure.

A. Glaucoma procedures include trabeculectomy, tube shunt, and minimally invasive laser trabeculoplasty and micro stent implantation. Situation and health determine operation type.

A. Glaucoma surgery costs depend on the type of surgery, hospital, clinic, and insurance. For cost specifics, consult a Mauritius healthcare practitioner.

A. Glaucoma surgery can prevent additional vision loss and sometimes enhance eyesight, however eye stents, MIGS, laser surgery, and glaucoma surgery cannot reverse the damage already done.