Glaucoma Surgery in Lucknow

Early diagnosis and treatment focused on reducing pressure inside the eye are crucial for preserving vision. At each Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre, we have a modern Glaucoma unit equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Our facility offers a range of treatments, including Glaucoma Surgery in Lucknow, which are considered best in class in northern India. We have a team of experienced surgeons, acclaimed both nationally and internationally, who are experts in various types of Glaucoma treatment, including Glaucoma Laser Surgery in Lucknow, ensuring a high success rate.

Our comprehensive care extends to patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, assuring them of receiving the best possible Glaucoma care. Additionally, we pride ourselves on our training centre, where numerous ophthalmologists have been skillfully trained in glaucoma diagnostics and management techniques.

Technical set up

  • Applanation tonometry
  • Gonioscopy
  • HFA – Humphery Field Analyser (Zeiss)
  • OCT- Optical Coherence Tomography (Zeiss)
  • Fundus photography (Zeiss)
  • ASOCT – Anterior segment Optical Coherence Tomography (Zeiss)
  • Specular Microscopy
  • Biometry
  • Digital Photography
  • Nd-YAG laser
  • Laser suture Lysis
  • Diode CPC – Cyclophotocoagulation


  • Antiglaucoma medications
  • Laser Procedures
  • Surgical Proceduress

Surgical services

  • Trabeculectomy with or without Mitomycin C or 5-FU
  • Combined Trabeculectomy with IOL implantation (Phaco/Manual Phaco)
  • Trabeculotomy + Trabeculectomy
  • Glaucoma drainage Devices – Valve/Tube implants
  • Minimal invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Bleb Needling
  • Bleb Repair/Revision
  • Laser Iridotomy
  • Laser Suture Lysis
  • Laser Hyaloidotomy
  • Laser Vitreolysis
  • Diode laser Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Cyclocryo

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Glaucoma?

    Glaucoma, also called the silent thief of sight, slowly damages the eyes and can cause irreparable harm before there is any vision loss. It is a group of diseases of the eye, where the nerve connecting the eye to the brain that carry signals to the brain is damaged, usually due to high pressure but can also occur at normal eye pressure, thus resulting in loss of vision or blindness.

  • How does glaucoma develop?

    In our eye a clear fluid called as aqueous humor is secreted that nourishes the eye and drains back with waste products through drainage channels.

    Under normal circumstances a balance is maintained between secretion and drainage. Where as in glaucoma because of blockage of the drainage channel, the balance is disturbed and cause increase of fluid pressure inside the eye.

    This increased pressures strains the optic nerve of the eye ultimately damaging them and resulting in vision problems.

  • Who is at greater risk for glaucoma?

    Anyone whose:

    • Age is over 40 years
    • Has a family history of glaucoma
    • Has myopia or hypermetropia
    • Has diabetes, hypertension, hyperthyroidism
    • Has increased eye pressure or eye injury
    • Has a history of long-term steroid intake
    • Has had eye surgeries
    • Has a problem from birth
  • What are the symptoms of glaucoma?

    In many cases, there are no symptoms of glaucoma noticed by patients. Most common type Primary Open Angle Glaucoma has no symptoms until it reaches advanced stage. That is why glaucoma is often called the “silent thief of sight”. The main sign is usually a loss of side, or peripheral vision.

    Angle closure glaucoma symptoms usually come on faster and are more obvious. Damage can happen quickly. If you have any of these symptoms, get medical care right away:

    • Seeing halos around lights
    • Vision loss
    • Redness in your eye
    • Eye that looks hazy (particularly in infants)
    • Eye pain
  • How is glaucoma detected?

    Eye specialists can detect the glaucoma by conducting few in-clinic tests in which they measure eye pressure and see the structure of optic nerve through special apparatus. All tests are painless.

    It can also be detected by taking images of the structures inside of your eyes through various diagnostic apparatus by your doctor.

  • How is glaucoma treated?

    The main goal of the glaucoma treatment is to prevent the progression of the disease and to prevent further damage to the optic nerve, thus saving vision.

    And the goal is achieved by lowering the eye pressure by medications, lasers or surgeries.