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Glaucoma: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, do not wait to begin your treatment as soon as possible to prevent the loss of vision acuity. Treatment in most cases can stop further nerve damage development.

Below, methods of glaucoma treatments are listed. 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.

Diagnostic
Price from
588.00
Laser trabeculoplasty (ltp)
Price from
2909.00
Laser iridectomy
Price from
2918.00
General therapeutic rehabilitation
Price from
510.00

Best hospitals for Glaucoma treatment

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location_onCountry: Turkey
location_searchingCity: Istanbul

Medipol Mega University Hospital


Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services.

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

University Hospital Cologne


The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

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About the disease

Glaucoma is an eye disease, which is characterized by the complete or partial damage of the eye nerve. This nerve is called optical. Glaucoma can result in decreased visual acumen and optical atrophy. Types of this disease are:

  1. Open angle
  2. Close angle

Glaucoma with an open angle is characterized by the lack of pain and initial symptoms, that can indicate the eye problem. That`s why this kind of glaucoma is particularly vdangerous, as it is usually diagnosed too late. If not treated, glaucoma with open angle can easily result in blindness. Usually glaucoma with open angle is detected during the regular eye check-up. Glaucoma with close angle can appear suddenly or develop gradually. 

Causes of this disease are:

  • Family history
  • Obesity
  • Constant high pressure
  • Systematic migraines
  • Older age
  • Problems with sight vision
  • Defficiency of vitamin A
  • Big consumption of caffeine

The last stage of glaucoma is called absolute glaucoma and it always results in blindness, regardless of treatment. Treatment can only suspend or slow for a while a visibility loss. Congenital glaucoma, which is also known as juvenile glaucoma, can develop during the first years of child`s life or be evident already at birth. Primary glaucoma diagnosis is clinical and is conducted with the help of tonometer. This type of glaucomas is curable and the treatment is usually surgical.

Symptoms

  • Severe pain in the eyes
  • Dilated pupils
  • Nausea
  • Constant redness in the eyes
  • High pressure in the eyeballs

Diagnosis

  • Doctor will examine the patient for visual acuity. If he notices any decrease in visibility, he will conduct fundus examination, as well as use specialized high-tech techniques such as optical coherence tomography.
  • Tomography provides a virtual image of optical nerve.
  • A fluorescein angiography evaluates the state of all blood vessels, the activity of dystrophic process and determines the stage of disease.

Treatment

  • Canaloplasty is a not-invasive method that uses the micro catheter. Canaloplasty has been introduced into the medicine only recently, so long-term results of this procedure are not available yet.
  • Laser trabeculoplasty (ltp) is procedure, performed in one sitting during which the continious wave laser treats one angle of the eye at a time.
  • Laser iridectomy uses highly focused beam of light to decrease pressure in the eye and improve vision.

 

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