Gunam Specialty Hospital: Best choice for Ophthalmology Treatments
The sense of vision is undoubtedly one of the most precious senses. The ability to see the colors and the beauty around us improves the quality of life immensely. However, certain conditions can occur in the eyes that result in impaired or loss of vision. Eyesight can be lost due to a congenital (birth) disorder, disease or injury.
Ophthalmology hospital is the ideal place to get a diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of eye diseases and injuries.
What is Ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that involves diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of eye diseases and injuries to the eyeball and the sense of vision. An ophthalmologist is trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treating the various eye disorders and injuries.
There are numerous types of eye disorders that can affect a person. These can be the cause of the congenital (birth) defect, a hereditary disorder, disease or an injury to the eye. Today, with the intense advances in medical and surgical technology, it has become possible to provide advanced and effective eye care for patients through efficient diagnostic and treatment methods.
What are the common types of disorders and treatments in Ophthalmology?
There are several different disorders and diseases that can affect one’s vision. Let us take a look at some of the major and common eye disorders that are treated at an ophthalmology hospital:
Glaucoma affects the main nerve for proper vision, the optic nerve. The optic nerves act as the connection to transmit the image captured by the eye into the brain for processing. It is made of several nerve fiber bunched together. Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve fibers that can cause blind spots and even loss of vision.
Glaucoma increases the IOP (intra-ocular pressure) inside the eye as the normal draining of the aqueous humor from inside the eye is affected and increases the pressure. There are several types of glaucoma which are classified mainly according to the particular part of the eye which is affected.
Glaucoma is effectively treated using a Trabeculectomy procedure which helps to release the intra-ocular pressure and save the optic nerve from damage.
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