Glaucoma is primarily hereditary in nature and can develop in any age group, even though norms suggest it happens in elderly people than younger ones. It is a heterogeneous disorder which leads to progressive loss of mid-peripheral visual functionality and blindness. In simpler words, the aqueous humor is the eye's drainage system. If the drainage system works properly, then fluid drains out and buildup is prevented.
In cases of glaucoma, the drainage system becomes clogged and the intraocular fluid cannot drain, leading to pressure within the eye becoming higher. The high intraocular pressure damages the sensitive optic nerves and results in irreversible loss of vision. The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain and the nerve fibers from the retina. There are millions of nerves that run from the retina to the optic disk. When the fluid pressure increases to a point where it damages the nerve fibers, it begins to die.
Dr. Monalisa Pramanik Nandy M.B.B.S (CAL) Hons, D.O. (CAL) Gold Medalist Trained from Arvind Eye Hospital ex R.I.O (Medical College, Kolkata) Consultant Phaco Surgeon with 25 years experience. Other fields of expertise – contact lenses, squint , glaucoma, medical retina, laser and lasik Life member of AIOS, ACOIN, IMA, WOS, OSWB Trained in Hospital Quality Control (NABH) Ex District Programme manager of District Blindness Control Society (DBCS) -On a mission to DISPEL DARKNESS for body and mind
Dr Aniket Ginodia Consultant at Sankara Jyoti Eye Institute is a dynamic eye surgeon with expertise and finesse in all the latest techniques of Cataract surgeries , Medical Retina and Refractive correction procedures ( LASIK). Formerly Associate Consultant at B B Eye Foundation( Kolkata). He completed his Post Graduation in Ophthalmology from Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre , Bangalore with an impeccable academic record. He has done a long term fellowship in Cataract, Refractive surgery and Medical Retina and has treated innumerable people developing the excellent skills to achieve the best possible outcome. Not only an outstanding surgeon and clinician but also he has publications in National and International Journals. He has presented many Papers, Posters and Videos at State and National leve and won many Awards — • Best Free Paper – Dr. Ranjan Ray Young Ophthalmologist Award (KAO)- 2017
• Best Video – Dr. S. C Das Award (EIZOC) – 2018
• Best Poster – Dr. B N Gupta Award (EIZOC)–2018
• Dr. K R Dutta Award for Best Free Paper (EIZOC) –2018
• Young Ophthalmological Award at AIOS ARC Battling Retinal Disorders by Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (JHOS)— 2019
Dr Kumar Saurabh is a senior vitreoretina surgeon. After MS Ophthalmology from Medical College Kolkata in 2009 he undertook a two years clinical vitreoretina fellowship at Sankara Nethralaya Chennai. He continued to work as a consultant at Sankara Nethralaya Chennai and later at Kolkata where he has performed vitreoretina surgeries, intravitreal injections and retina lasers for diverse indications over last one decade. He is also a scientific author and editor of various national and international ophthalmology journals.