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Pseudo exfoliation Syndrome- Treated at AEHI, Navi Mumbai

Case of Mr Karan (Name Changed) 65 Years male a retired lecturer resident of Navi Mumbai visited Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute (AEHI) located at Sanpada, Navi Mumbai  with Complaints of redness, watering, swelling in his left eye since 3 days. Being a lecturer he has spent most of his time in reading books and teaching various classes. Due to his eye complaints he found difficult to read books and also teach a class. He couldn't focus on the board well and his eyes would start watering which made it difficult to carry out a lecture.

Mr Karan was worried and he decided to ask few colleagues and friends about the best eye hospital for the eye treatment .Mr Karan's friend has undergone Cataract operation at AEHI. So he knew that Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute is the best eye hospital in Navi Mumbai with the latest diagnostic technologies and all skilled eye specialists. Hence Mr Karan booked an appointment for himself .

As he entered Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute he was welcomed nicely by the staffs at AEHI, which created a pleasant environment for him. Then he got his routine eye evaluation, the optometrist referred him to Dr. Rajesh Mishra, Glaucoma and Cataract Surgeon at AEHI. Dr. Rajesh Mishra checked his eyes and noticed that the pressure in his left eye is 44 mm Hg, and on examination he noticed oedema (swelling) in his cornea along with congestion. Further Dr. Rajesh Mishra advised and  carried Gonioscopy test to measure the angle between the cornea and the iris. Dr. Rajesh Mishra diagnosed the condition as Left Eye Pseudo exfoliation Glaucoma with Early Cataract in his both eyes. But his Left eye was more affected than his Right Eye.

Gonioscopy: It is a test for Glaucoma which measures the angle between the cornea (the outer transparent dome of the eye) and the iris (the coloured part of the eye). This angle is the drainage area from where the fluid drains out of the eye. Seeing if this angle is open or close gives an idea about the type and severity of glaucoma.

Dr. Rajesh Mishra explained them in detail about Pseudo exfoliation Glaucoma.  Dr. Rajesh Mishra said Mr Karan that a laser operation (Peripheral Iridotomy) is required for this kind of eye disease.

Dr. Rajesh Mishra  asked Mr Karan to focus in a beam light so that he can create a hole on the outer edge  of the iris or the coloured part of the eye, this hole allows the fluid to flow between the anterior chamber , the posterior chamber , front part  and the area behind the iris of the eye. This helps in decreasing the pressure in the eyes. Thus Dr. Rajesh Mishra operated on his left eye (Peripheral Iridotomy) and administered few eye drops for his Glaucoma.

Peripheral Iridotomy:- It is a procedure that is performed in the eye to treat angle closure glaucoma. 

Mr Karan came for his follow up after 5 days, his eyes were examined in which the pressure in his left eye was 10 mm Hg (reduced), and the redness, congestion and swelling too were decreased. Mr. Kohli was very happy after the laser peripheral iridotomy. He was feeling absolutely normal and eye became painless, and free from complains. There was improvement in vision clarity too after the laser.

Mr Karan is very thankful to Dr. Rajesh Mishra and Staffs at AEHI for his clear vision . He was happy to visit  the best eye hospital in Navi Mumbai .

What is Pseudo exfoliation Syndrome?

It is a systemic disease with primarily ocular manifestations characterized by deposition of whitish gray protein on the lens, iris, ciliary epithelium, corneal endothelium and trabecular meshwork.


About Dr. Rajesh Mishra:

Dr. Rajesh Mishra (MBBS, MS, FAEH, and PGDHM) is Glaucoma and Cataract surgeon at Advanced Eye Hospital near Vashi, Navi Mumbai. He has years of experience and has served at various hospitals around the country. Being glaucoma specialist, his work is mainly focused on Glaucoma and Anterior segment. He has successfully treated a variety of glaucoma patients, children and adults, as well as operated more than ten thousand cataracts.


About Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:

Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute (AEHI) in Sanpada is one of the best eye hospitals in Navi Mumbai. Out of the 10 super eye specialists, it has one of the best glaucoma doctors in Navi Mumbai who are trained from prestigious Institutes of India. There are times when the common symptoms of an eye disease like watering, redness, etc are not due to an infection. One such set of disease is Pseudo exfoliation Syndrome. Pseudo exfoliation Syndrome can increase the eye pressure, which leads to vision loss. Nevertheless, patients of any degree of diminished vision or any eye problem should undergo detailed eye check-up as glaucoma is an irreversible eye disease.