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Glaucoma Treatment Cost in India


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The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

Glaucoma Treatment Cost in India starts from US $400 and varies depending on the type of treatment, your medical history and condition, doctor, hospital and the city where you choose to get the treatment done.

Factors that affect Glaucoma Treatment Cost in India:

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.

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In fact, we have Special Negotiated Rates with the Hospitals and you can avail Discounted Rates when you choose to Travel with IndiCure.

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Dr. Nishikant Borse
Dr. Nishikant Borse

MBBS, MD, Fellowship

22+ Years of Experience

Dr. Nishikant Borse is not just regarded as one of the best ophthalmologists in Mumbai, but also as one of India's best eye physicians. With over 17 years of experience dealing with difficult retina problems, he is one of India's leading retina surgeons. Following his medical schooling and Masters in Ophthalmology from Mumbai's illustrious Grant Medical College, he pursued rigorous training at Chennai's world-famous Sankara Nethralaya.

Dr. Samina Zamindar
Dr. Samina Zamindar

MBBS, DO (Opth)

35+ Years of Experience

Dr. Zamindar is a skilled Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgeon and Bangalore's Best Eye Doctor. She has been one of Bangalore's early adopters of the groundbreaking Phacoemulsification cataract surgery treatment. The surgery is rapid, suture-free, bloodless, and painless, and patients can see 6/6 vision within a day.

Dr. Zamindar is well-known for her surgical expertise, but she also places a high value on careful - preoperative work-ups in order to assist us accomplish the objective of 6/6 (glasses-free) vision after surgery. She uses a variety of instruments and equipment in addition to her clinical diagnosis to provide an accurate and honest postoperative visual prognosis.

Dr. Lalit Verma
Dr. Lalit Verma

MBBS, MD, Fellowship

35+ Years of Experience

Dr. Lalit Verma is a senior and well-known ophthalmologist with more than 35 years of expertise. He is the Vice President of the All India Ophthalmological Society at the moment (AIOS).

In 1982 and 1985, Dr. Verma received his MBBS and MD degrees from the renowned All India Institute of Medical Sciences, respectively. In 1993, he was awarded a WHO fellowship for vitreo retina in the United States.

Dr. Verma is a well-known retina surgeon who has contributed to the advancement of treatments for retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), vitreo-retinal surgery, and intravitreal injections. He is well renowned for his efforts to the prevention of endophthalmitis-related blindness.

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Insight Eye Clinic Mumbai
Insight Eye Clinic


Insight Eye Clinic is a cutting-edge and one of Mumbai's leading eye care centres, delivering high-quality eye care. The facility is well equipped with eye care experts, specially trained staff, and the latest in eye care technology to ensure that the patients are treated with the utmost care and warmth.

Dr Zamindars Microsurgical Eye Hospital Bangalore
Zamindar Microsurgical Eye Centre


Zamindar's Microsurgical Eye Centre (ZMEC), which was founded in 1997, has been offering high-quality eye care to patients in and around Bangalore for the past 25 years. Their patients vouch for their services, and they are highly regarded for offering best-in-class eye treatment.

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Glaucoma Treatment


Glaucoma is a disorder in which the optic nerve of your eye is damaged. Over time, it worsens. It's frequently linked to an increase in intraocular pressure. Glaucoma is a disease that runs in families. It is frequently not discovered until later in life.

Intraocular pressure, or the pressure inside your eye, can harm your optic nerve, which sends images to your brain. Glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss or perhaps total blindness within a few years if the damage increases.

Causes of Glaucoma

Aqueous humour, the fluid inside your eye, normally drains out of your eye through a mesh-like channel. The liquid builds up if this route becomes clogged or if the eye produces too much fluid. Experts aren't always sure what causes the blockage. It can, however, be inherited, which means that it is handed down from parents to children.

Symptoms of Glaucoma

The majority of persons with open-angle glaucoma have no symptoms. If symptoms do appear, it is usually late in the course of the disease. Glaucoma is known as the "sneak thief of eyesight" because of this. The most common symptom is a loss of side vision, often known as peripheral vision.

Angle-closure glaucoma symptoms frequently appear sooner and are more noticeable. It is possible for damage to occur fast. If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma 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)
  • Upset stomach or vomiting
  • Eye pain

Types of Glaucoma

There are two main kinds:

  • Open Angle Glaucoma-

    The most prevalent type of glaucoma is open-angle glaucoma. It's also known as wide-angle glaucoma by your doctor. The trabecular meshwork (the drain structure in your eye) appears to be in good working order, yet fluid does not flow out as it should.

  • Angle-closure Glaucoma

    is a kind of glaucoma that is more common in Asia. It's also known as acute or chronic angle closure glaucoma or narrow-angle glaucoma. Because the drain area between your iris and cornea gets too tiny, your eye does not drain as well as it should. This can result in a sudden increase in ocular pressure. Farsightedness and cataracts, a clouding of the lens inside your eye, are also linked to it.

Less common types of glaucoma include:

  • Secondary glaucoma:

    occurs when an underlying ailment, such as cataracts or diabetes, produces an increase in ocular pressure.

  • Normal-tension glaucoma:

    occurs when you have blind patches in your vision or your optic nerve is injured despite having a normal eye pressure. According to some specialists, it's a type of open-angle glaucoma.

  • Pigmentary glaucoma:

    Pigment from your iris, the coloured component of your eye, gets into the fluid inside your eye and clogs the drainage canals, causing pigmentary glaucoma.

Glaucoma Treatment

To relieve the pressure in your eye, your doctor may use prescription eye drops, oral medicines, laser surgery, or microsurgery.

  • Eye drops: can reduce the amount of fluid produced in your eye or enhance the flow of it out, decreasing eye pressure.
  • Oral medication: Your doctor may prescribe an oral medication, such as a beta-blocker or a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, for you to take. These medications can help with drainage or slow the production of fluid in the eye.
  • Laser Surgery: If you have open-angle glaucoma, laser surgery can help to increase the flow of fluid out of your eye. If you have angle-closure glaucoma, it can help you avoid fluid blockage.

Procedures include:

  • Trabeculoplasty:

    This opens the drainage area.

  • Iridotomy:

    This makes a tiny hole in your iris to let fluid flow more freely.

  • Cyclophotocoagulation:

    This treats areas of the middle layer of your eye to lower fluid production.

  • Microsurgery:

    A trabeculectomy is a treatment in which your doctor builds a new channel to drain fluid and relieve eye pressure. It's possible that this type of surgery will need to be repeated. A tube may be implanted by your doctor to aid in the drainage of fluid. This procedure can result in eyesight loss that is temporary or permanent, as well as bleeding or infection.

When is Glaucoma Treatment needed?

Glaucoma treatment should be sought immediately for those who have been diagnosed with the disease.

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for glaucoma treatment in India.

  • Is it time for glaucoma treatment?
  • Is the eye surgeon board certified?
  • How experienced is the Surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the surgery done in a well-equipped facility?
  • Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
  • How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
  • What surgical option is recommended for me?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?

Preparation for the Surgery

Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medication review
  • History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
Question to Ask

Surgical Procedure


Step 1

Your eye will be numbed, cleaned, and a lid speculum will be placed over it to keep it open. Then you'll be wrapped in a drape that just exposes your eye. You'll be aware that the surgeon is working, but you shouldn't be able to feel anything.

Step 2

A bleb at the top of your eye will be opened by the surgeon. The surgery will be performed beneath your eyelid, so it will not be visible thereafter.

Step 3

After the new drainage site has been formed, your surgeon will apply sutures around the site to keep the "flap" over the bleb open during the healing process, as the site must not reseal.

What Results can I Expect from Glaucoma Surgery?

After the procedure, the results are pleasing. The success rate of long-term trabeculectomy has been found to be high. It's expected that 90 percent of the people who took part were successful, with two-thirds of them no longer needing medication to regulate their symptoms.

What is the Recovery from Glaucoma Surgery like?

Discomfort and impaired vision in the afflicted eye are common early adverse effects following surgery. The blurring could last two weeks, but it could take up to 12 weeks for your eye to feel and see normally again. Your surgical site and stitches will be sore, but once the stitches are removed, the tenderness should subside.

You'll have to stick to a tight routine of applying prescribed antibiotic and steroid eye drops throughout the day for two to three months after surgery. Following surgery, your doctor will advise you to cease taking your usual glaucoma treatments in the damaged eye.

Frequently Asked Questions

Glaucoma can't be reversed once it's started. Treatment and regular examinations, on the other hand, can help decrease or prevent vision loss, especially if the disease is caught early. Reduced eye pressure is used to treat glaucoma (intraocular pressure).

Glaucoma surgery is quite safe and effective if done by a qualified ophthalmologist in a proper hospital set up.

It takes 1 to 2 hours and is performed in a hospital. The surgeon inserts a tiny tube, known as a shunt, into the white area of your eye during this procedure. The tube aids in the drainage of excess fluid from your eye, decreasing your eye pressure.

The delicate, microscopic incisional trabeculectomy (with or without ExPRESS microshunt implantation), tube shunt implantation (a shunt is a glaucoma drainage device), and cyclophotocoagulation are among the glaucoma procedures. MIGS, or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, is a relatively new treatment.

The time it takes to recover after glaucoma surgery varies based on the procedure.

Less intrusive techniques, such as minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), do not drastically alter the structure or shape of the eye, and thus the visual recovery can be swift. Traditional operations might produce significant drops in pressure or blurriness because of astigmatism caused by suturing. In the days to weeks following surgery, most people see a recovery in their eyesight.

You should be able to return to mild job duties in one or two weeks if your blood pressure returns to normal.

Within the first several days after surgery, most patients can resume normal activities such as reading, watching TV, or using phones, laptops, or other electronic devices. Showering and bathing can be resumed as well. To avoid bumping or touching the eye, eye protection (a shield or glasses) is worn.

Avoid the following activities during the first few weeks after surgery when the eye pressure is low:

  • Running, lifting heavy objects, bending, or straining
  • Using eyeshadow or a face cream
  • Wearing reusable contact lenses

You should also avoid the following actions, which can lead to bacterial infection:

  • Swimming or utilizing hot tubs may be prohibited for the rest of your life, depending on the procedure.

After your operation, your eye care team will be able to give you more specific recovery timelines and instructions.

Patient Testimonials

  • Having been home a few days now I can get my thoughts together and give my heartfelt thanks for the support and encouragement I got from IndiCure. Obviously, there was a certain amount of trepidation going to what has a reputation of being a third world country for a major operation like knee replacement, having received the type of treatment which I would think only the Royal family would receive in this country I wonder which is the third world country. From the organization arranged by your good self to absolutely first-class attention at the hospital and the service of doctors and his wonderful team all of whom spoke English, the nursing was one to one and my well-being was their only concern.

    The operation has been a complete success. I am so happy with the results. The friendliness from everyone from consultant to ancillary workers was amazing.

    Thank you,

    Ms. Beth Brown,United Kingdom

    Procedure: Bilateral knee joint replacement

  • My Knee joint replacement surgery in India has given me a second chance to live life independently and on my own terms. I had become completely dependent and bed ridden because of the extreme pain and found it even difficult to go to the wash room.

    IndiCure has really helped me in this journey and I am very thankful to them. The surgeon and nursing staff especially were very nice. Good work done.

    Mr. Ansari Sheikh,Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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  • I am extremely delighted with the services provided by IndiCure. They have arranged everything so meticulously and have been there to guide and help me at each step.

    Thanks IndiCure.

    Ms. Nellia Ismail,Dubai

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  • I am so thankful to IndiCure and their associate clinic for giving me my healthy life back. I had such bad back pain and pain in the left leg which had made my life miserable. My business was getting hampered; my life was so disturbed because of this pain all the time.

    Thanks to IndiCure and the entire staff, they are very professional and at the same time caring in their approach. I am completely satisfied with the results of my spine surgery in India.

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