Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma refers to a collection of diseases whereby increased intraocular pressure adversely impacts the optic nerve, and subsequently, the visual field. However, not all cases of glaucoma are associated with increased intraocular pressure, a subset includes similar optic nerve damage and visual field damage known as normal pressure glaucoma. The collection of glaucomatous diseases is subdivided into open-angle and closed-angle glaucoma, both of which can have primary or secondary causes. Open-angle glaucoma (OAG) is a chronic, progressive, and irreversible multifactorial optic neuropathy that is characterized by open angle of the anterior chamber, typical optic nerve head changes, progressive loss of peripheral vision (typical visual field changes) followed by central visual field loss (blindness) for which intraocular pressure (IOP) is an important risk factor.

What are the types of Glaucoma?

There are two major types of glaucoma.

Open-angle glaucoma

This is the most common type of glaucoma. It happens gradually, where the eye does not drain fluid as well as it should (like a clogged drain). As a result, eye pressure builds and starts to damage the optic nerve. This type of glaucoma is painless and causes no vision changes at first.

Some people can have optic nerves that are sensitive to normal eye pressure. This means their risk of getting glaucoma is higher than normal. Regular eye exams are important to find early signs of damage to their optic nerve.

Angle-closure glaucoma

This type happens when someone’s iris is very close to the drainage angle in their eye. The iris can end up blocking the drainage angle. You can think of it like a piece of paper sliding over a sink drain. When the drainage angle gets completely blocked, eye pressure rises very quickly. This is called an acute attack. It is a true eye emergency, and you should call your ophthalmologist right away or you might go blind.

How do we treat Glaucoma at Netra?

Acupuncture

Clinical studies have shown Acupuncture is effective in a wide range of disorders including Eye Diseases,  Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto, Cushing’s Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Thyroiditis, PCOS / Addison’s Disease and Menopause.

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Increases Ocular Circulation.

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Reduces Inflammation and Increases Circulation.

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Non-Surgical and Opioid-Free treatment.

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No side effects and safe.

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Releases Endorphins to combat pain.

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Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurveda offers one of the most effective medicines for digestive issues and helps to correct root cause of your condition.
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Complete holistic healing system in existence more than 3000 years.

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Based on the concept of root-cause diagnosis and management

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Focuses equally on prevention and cure to improve quality of life.

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Helps identify and recommends foods for your body type and condition.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine has a history of at least several thousand years and uses mostly plants to treat diseases and promote health.

Can successfully treat many chronic and complex conditions.

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Clinically and scientifically proven to treat a wide range of complex eye conditions.

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Safe and has relatively less side effects.

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Helps boost your immune system naturally.

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Shown to reduce stress and relieve anxiety.

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Improves respiratory and cardiovascular function.

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Therapeutic Yoga​

Therapeutic Yoga or Yoga Therapy involves employing a variety of yoga practices to help improve a health.

It also adapts the practice of Yoga to the needs of people with specific health condition.

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Improves strength, balance and flexibility.

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Helps with chronic pain relief.

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Improves circulation and reduces blood pressure.

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Reduces stress and improves sleep.

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Improves respiratory and cardiovascular function.