Glaucoma – is a group of disorders of different nature which are often associated with elevated intraocular pressure, poor retinal and optic nerve blood flow. It causes gradual damage of the optic nerve fibers and a partial alteration in the field of vision (scotoma). At the terminal stage full blindness and optic nerve atrophy are developed.
Glaucoma is especially dangerous because even at later stages of the disease the visual acuity is still high and detection of the disease happens accidentally when the other eye is closed.
The patients delay the visits to eye specialists because for a long time they don’t have any complaints until irreversible changes in the eye tissues develop followed by serious complications.
However the most spread complaints among glaucoma patients are cloudy vision, eye or eyebrow are pain, feeling of tension in the eyes, narrow field of vision. The vision is much lower in the dark; a rainbow halo around lights.
Treatment of glaucoma
The objective of glaucoma treatment is to lower intraocular tension to the optimal level (this level is known as tolerant intraocular tension and may be different in each patient) and to improve blood flow.
There are two ways of glaucoma treatment: at the first stage medications are prescribed (eye drops). Laser methods are used in case when intraocular tension is not compensated (laser trabeculoplastics, iridectomy, descemetogoniopuncture etc.) or surgical interference (non-penetrating deep sclerectomy, sinus trabeculoectomy etc).
In the Moscow Eye Clinic we offer full diagnostic examination to detect glaucoma, recommendations about medications and perform laser or surgical interference in case when glaucoma development is not compensated.
The price is defined in each individual case and depends on the glaucoma type, the stage of the disease and the result of analyses the patient has among some other factors.
The cost of the complex eye examination of the glaucoma patient including all the necessary special examinations and tests is 3,500 rubles.
The cost of laser glaucoma surgery starts from 7,500 rubles, surgery interference – from 30,000 rubles.
Eye specialists in our clinic have developed the programs for treating patients with glaucoma aimed at maintaining and restoring visual functions. The programs last from 10 to 15 days and include leech therapy (hirudotherapy).
Why the patients choose "Moscow Eye Clinic"?
The benefit of our Clinic is that we choose individual plan of therapy for each patient which is aimed at reaching the best possible results and at minimizing all the potential risks for the patient. That is why our specialists do their best to choose the optimal combination of topical medications (eye drops) and general therapy (medications improving blood flow to the optic nerve and retina). Only if the conservative therapy is not efficient, the doctors place a question about laser or surgical interference.
One of the main advantages of our Clinic is experienced staff with impeccable professional reputation. In our Clinic we have eye specialists with excellent theoretical knowledge and many years’ practice in leading clinics and research institutes in Moscow. Kolomeitseva Elena Markovna, MD (the author of over 45 research papers and 1 patent) specializes in the sphere of diagnostics and medical therapy; and Schegoleva Tatiana Andreevna (PG student at Federal State Budgetary Institution “Research Institute of Eye Disease” of the Russian Academy of the Medical Sciences).
Specialist in laser methods of glaucoma treatment is Estrin Leonid Grigorievitch who has a 30 years’ experience.
During their practice the doctors in the Moscow Eye Clinic performed over 12 thousand operations and returned the eyesight to our patients.
We are proud of our advanced equipment manufactured by the world leading manufacturers. We can provide stable and predictable result of the treatment using such equipment and it decreases the risk of any complications.
We should note that our clinic is situated in a convenient location, we have our own in-patient facility and all our patients leave only positive feedbacks about our work. All the prices are available and they are specified in the contract. You will find the prices for glaucoma diagnostics and treatment here.
If you have any question, you may ask our specialists with the help of a follow-up form on our web-site or call us in Moscow at +7(495)505-70-10 and +7(495)505-70-15 (daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) or sent e-mail on address: email@example.com