Glaucoma - Glossary

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Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Mar 20, 2018
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Glossary

Optic Nerve: The nerve which carries visual impulses from the retina to the brain.

Retina: Light sensitive membrane at the back of the eye.

Sclera: The firm white fibrous membrane that forms the white part of the eye.

Slit lamp: Iluminated biomicroscope which allows focal and slit examination of the eye.

Optical coherence tomography: An imaging technique that provides high quality cross sectional images of the eye.

Filtration surgery: A type of glaucoma surgery in which an alternate pathway is provided for aqueous drainage.

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is there any possibility of re-occurence of glaucoma after operation?....how percent are u sure that it can be totally treated after the operation?

JerryMirro

Your article is really very interesting. This is the information, I’ve been looking for… Thanks

when having advanced glaucoma,is it true that eye surgery ,to lower the Internal eye pressure,may cause additional optic fiber
destruccion?

sudhirbhakri

what is the best treatment for glucoma. is there any operation as in cataract?

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