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Diagnosis and management of glaucoma

  • Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Ethiopia and the rest of the world. It is often, but not always, associated with raised intraocular pressure. Glaucoma destroys the optic nerves in the eye which results in irreversible loss of vision. It is a chronic, insidious and most often painless disease. There are certain acute forms of glaucoma which are associated with severe pain. But these represent only the minority of glaucoma cases. There is a risk that family members may also have glaucoma. Because glaucoma is painless and symptomless, it is important that you have annual checkup which includes measurement of your intraocular pressure. Read more about glaucoma

  • At Biruh Vision Eye Clinic, we are fully equipped to diagnose and treat glaucoma. We have special automated and state of the art equipments to measure intra-ocular pressure which are the Tonopen and Automated Non-contact Tonometer . Our automated visual field analyzer , one of very few in town, helps us to establish the extent of optic nerve damage which has resulted from glaucoma.
  • We are also fully equipped for the latest and up to-date treatment of glaucoma including laser treatment, surgical treatment with anti-metabolites (Mitomicin), and glaucoma shunt devices.
  • For further information please contact Biruh Vision Eye Clinic