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Congenital glaucoma: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

Having a child born with congenital glaucoma can be very difficult. Just remember that the earlier you start treatment, the better the chances are for a positive outcome and in this case the chances for recovery are very high.  

Below is a list of congenital glaucoma treatments. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
Price from
6990.00
Iridectomy
Price from
7183.00
Criocoagulation
Price from
6925.00
General therapeutic rehabilitation
Price from
510.00

Best hospitals for Congenital glaucoma treatment

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location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

District Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg


The Gummersbach District Hospital is a part of the Klinikum Oberberg and offers its patients a wide range of services. Here work highly qualified employees, who take care of patient health around the clock. The overriding priority of the Klinikum Oberberg is medical and nursing care meeting all patients’ needs.

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

University Hospital Cologne


The University Hospital Cologne in Germany offers patients medical care at the always current state of knowledge and skills. The Department constantly looks for new methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

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About the disease

Congenital glaucoma is a severe eye condition, which develops when high pressure affects the optic nerve. High eye pressure can occur if its fluids don’t drain properly. This condition can be present at birth or it can develop when a child is 3-4 years old.

According to WebMD, 1 in 10,000 babies will develop congenital glaucoma. Most of the time, doctors detect it during the first few months of a child's life. The good news is that if congenital glaucoma is found early, chances for successful treatment reach 90%. If congenital glaucoma runs in the family it is important to have the child examined by a doctor on a regular basis, to detect the condition as early as possible.

Sometimes babies are born with congenital glaucoma even if this condition does not run in the family and the child has no genetic predisposition for it. In such a case, it is unclear what causes it, although it is likely that something abnormal occurred during the fetal development period. Congenital glaucoma is more common in boys than in girls. Although it mostly affects two eyes, in some cases only one eye develops abnormal pressure on the optic nerve.

10% of all cases of congenital glaucoma result in permanent blindness. This can occur if the diagnosis was made too late. Even if treated, congenital glaucoma can sometimes result in partial loss of vision, but this also happens rarely.

Symptoms

  • Excessively watery eyes
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • The child closes their eyes more frequently than normal
  • Appearance of the cornea may change
  • Pain in the eye
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Eyes may be bigger than normal in size

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the ophthalmologist will examine the patient’s eyes. Changes in the cornea and the eye’s overall size will be checked.
  • The doctor will direct light into the eye to check for abnormal sensitivity: excessive tearing and blinking.
  • The doctor will ask the child’s parents if any blood relatives had ever been diagnosed with congenital glaucoma in their infancy.
  • The child will be given anesthesia so that the doctor can examine the eye more closely and use a tonometer to measure the eye pressure.
  • Before diagnosing the child with congenital glaucoma, the doctor will rule out all other eye conditions that could be causing high eye pressure.

Treatment

  • Congenital glaucoma can only be treated with surgery.
  • Laser trabeculoplasty (ltp) is a surgical procedure that uses a beam of light to alter the drainage angle of the eye so that fluid can flow out as tears. It is very effective in stabilizing eye pressure and reduces the risk of vision loss to a minimum.
  • An iridectomy is a surgical procedure whereby part of the iris is removed. This reduces the intraocular pressure substantially.
  • Cryocoagulation is a procedure that uses extremely cold temperature to coagulate the eye.

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