A glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that result in damage to the optic nerve and cause vision loss. The most common type is open-angle glaucoma, in which the drainage angle for fluid within the eye remains open, with less common types including closed-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma develops slowly over time and there is no pain. Peripheral vision may begin to decrease, followed by central vision, resulting in blindness if not treated. Closed-angle glaucoma can present gradually or suddenly. The sudden presentation may involve severe eye pain, blurred vision, mid-dilated pupil, redness of the eye, and nausea. Vision loss from glaucoma, once it has occurred, is permanent. Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System brings one effective siddha remedy for glaucoma for the well-being of all of us.
The word “glaucoma” is from Ancient Greek glaukos, which means “shimmering”. In English, the word was used as early as 1587 but did not become commonly used until after 1850, when the development of the ophthalmoscope allowed people to see the optic nerve damage.
Glaucoma Risk factors
Risk factors for glaucoma include:
- Increased pressure in the eye,
- Family history of the condition,
- Hypertension, and
- High blood pressure.
About 6 to 67 million people have glaucoma globally. The disease affects about 2 million people in the United States. It occurs more commonly among older people. Closed-angle glaucoma is more common in women. Worldwide, glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness after cataracts.
Open-angle glaucoma is painless and does not have acute attacks, thus the lack of clear symptoms makes screening via regular eye check-ups important. The only signs are gradually progressive visual field loss and optic nerve changes.
About 10% of people with closed angles present with acute angle-closure characterized by sudden ocular pain, seeing halos around lights, red eye, very high intraocular pressure (>30 mmHg), nausea and vomiting, sudden decreased vision, and a fixed, mid-dilated pupil.
Of the several causes for glaucoma, ocular hypertension is the most important risk factor in most glaucomas, but in some populations, only 50% of people with primary open-angle glaucoma actually have elevated ocular pressure.
Open-angle glaucoma accounts for 90% of glaucoma cases in the United States. Closed-angle glaucoma accounts for less than 10% of glaucoma cases in the United States, but as many as half of glaucoma cases in other nations i.e. particularly East Asian countries.
No clear evidence indicates that vitamin deficiencies cause glaucoma in humans. It follows, then, that oral vitamin supplementation is not a recommended treatment for glaucoma. Caffeine increases intraocular pressure in those with glaucoma but does not appear to affect normal individuals.
Many people of East Asian descent are prone to developing angle-closure glaucoma due to shallower anterior chamber depths, with the majority of cases of glaucoma in this population consisting of some form of angle closure. Higher rates of glaucoma have also been reported for Inuit populations, compared to White populations, in Canada and Greenland.
Positive family history is a risk factor for glaucoma.
Some other causes
Other factors can cause glaucoma, known as “secondary glaucoma”, including prolonged use of steroids; conditions that severely restrict blood flow to the eye, such as:
- Severe diabetic retinopathy and central retinal vein occlusion;
- Ocular trauma (angle-recession glaucoma); and
- Inflammation of the middle layer of the pigmented vascular eye structure, known as uveitic glaucoma.
Screening for glaucoma is usually performed as part of a standard eye examination performed by optometrists and ophthalmologists.
The retinal nerve fiber layer can be assessed with imaging techniques such as optical coherence tomography, scanning laser polarimetry, and/or scanning laser ophthalmoscopy.
Goldmann tonometry should be augmented with pachymetry to measure the central corneal thickness (CCT). A thicker-than-average cornea can result in a pressure reading higher than the ‘true’ pressure whereas a thinner-than-average cornea can produce a pressure reading lower than the ‘true’ pressure.
The frequency doubling illusion can also be used to detect glaucoma with the use of a frequency doubling technology perimeter.
Tests for glaucoma also could be carried out, which include:
|Name of the Test
|What the test examines
|Eye drops used
|Physical contact with the eye
|Inner eye pressure
|Eye drops may be used to numb the eye. The examiner then uses a tonometer to measure the inner pressure of the eye through pressure applied by a puff of warm air or a tiny tool.
|Shape and color of the optic nerve
|Eye drops are used to dilate the pupil. Using a small magnification device with a light on the end, the examiner can examine the magnified optic nerve.
|The complete field of vision
|The patient looks straight ahead and is asked to indicate when light passes the patient’s peripheral field of vision. This allows the examiner to map the patient’s field of vision.
|The angle in the eye where the iris meets the cornea
|Eye drops are used to numb the eye. A hand-held contact lens with a mirror is placed gently on the eye to allow the examiner to see the angle between the cornea and the iris.
|The thickness of the cornea
|The examiner places a pachymeter gently on the front of the eye to measure its thickness.
|Nerve fiber analysis
|The thickness of the nerve fiber layer
|Using one of several techniques, the nerve fibers are examined.
Glaucoma is an umbrella term for eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, and which can lead to a loss of vision.
Open and closed-angle
The primary division in categorizing different types of glaucoma is open-angle and closed-angle glaucoma. In open-angle glaucoma, the iris meets the cornea normally, allowing the fluid from inside the eye to drain, thus relieving the internal pressure.
Primary open-angle glaucoma refers to slow clogging of the drainage canals resulting in increased eye pressure which causes progressive optic nerve damage. This manifests as a gradual loss of the visual field, starting with a loss of peripheral vision, but eventually, the entire vision will be lost if not treated. This is the most common type of glaucoma, accounting for 90% of cases in the United States, but fewer in Asian countries. Onset is slow and painless, and loss of vision is gradual and irreversible.
In narrow-angle glaucoma the iris bows forward, narrowing the angle that drains the eye, increasing pressure within the eye. If untreated, it can lead to the medical emergency of angle-closure glaucoma.
Individuals with a family history of NTG, those of Japanese ancestry, those with a history of systemic heart disease, and those with Flammer syndrome are at a higher than average risk of developing NTG. The cause of NTG is unknown.
Secondary glaucoma refers to any case in which another disease, trauma, drug, or procedure causes increased eye pressure, resulting in optic nerve damage and vision loss, and may be mild or severe. It can be due to an eye injury, inflammation, a tumor, or advanced cases of cataracts or diabetes. Treatment depends on whether it is open-angle or angle-closure glaucoma.
In pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, the pressure is due to the accumulation of microscopic granular protein fibers, which can block normal drainage of the aqueous humor. PEX is prevalent in Scandinavia, primarily in those over 70, and more commonly in women.
Over time, pigment cells can accumulate in the anterior chamber in such a way that they can begin to clog the trabecular meshwork. It is a rare condition that occurs mostly among Caucasians, mostly males in their mid-20s to 40s, and most are nearsighted.
Primary juvenile glaucoma is a neonate or juvenile abnormality where ocular hypertension is evident at birth or shortly thereafter and is caused by abnormalities in the anterior chamber angle development that blocks the outflow of the aqueous humor.
Uveitic glaucoma is due to uveitis, the swelling, and inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. The uvea provides most of the blood supply to the retina. Increased eye pressure in uveitis can result from the inflammation itself.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force stated, as of 2013, that there was insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening for glaucoma. Therefore, there is no national screening program in the US. There is a glaucoma screening program in the UK. Those at risk are advised to have a dilated eye examination at least once a year.
The modern goals of glaucoma management are to avoid glaucomatous damage and nerve damage and preserve the visual field and total quality of life for patients, with minimal side-effects. This requires appropriate diagnostic techniques and follow-up examinations, and judicious selection of treatments for the individual patient.
Several classes of medications are used to treat glaucoma in each class. Each of these medicines may have local and systemic side effects. Adherence to medication protocol can be confusing and expensive; if side effects occur, the patient must be willing either to tolerate them or to communicate with the treating physician to improve the drug regimen.
Wiping the eye with an absorbent pad after the administration of eye drops may result in fewer adverse effects, like the growth of eyelashes and hyperpigmentation in the eyelid.
- Prostaglandin analogs, such as latanoprost, bimatoprost, and travoprost, increase uveoscleral outflow of aqueous humor. Bimatoprost also increases trabecular outflow.
- Topical beta-adrenergic receptor antagonists, such as timolol, levobunolol, and betaxolol, decrease aqueous humor production by the epithelium of the ciliary body.
- Alpha2-adrenergic agonists, such as brimonidine and apraclonidine, work by a dual mechanism, decreasing aqueous humor production and increasing uveoscleral outflow.
- Less-selective alpha agonists, such as epinephrine, decrease aqueous humor production through vasoconstriction of ciliary body blood vessels, useful only in open-angle glaucoma. Epinephrine’s mydriatic effect, however, renders it unsuitable for closed-angle glaucoma due to further narrowing of the uveoscleral outflow (i.e. further closure of trabecular meshwork, which is responsible for absorption of aqueous humor).
- Miotic agents (parasympathomimetics), such as pilocarpine, work by contraction of the ciliary muscle, opening the trabecular meshwork, and allowing increased outflow of the aqueous humor.
- Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, such as dorzolamide, brinzolamide, and acetazolamide, lower secretion of aqueous humor by inhibiting carbonic anhydrase in the ciliary body.
Argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) may be used to treat open-angle glaucoma, but this is a temporary solution, not a cure. Traditional laser trabeculoplasty uses a thermal argon laser in an argon laser trabeculoplasty procedure.
Both laser and conventional surgeries are performed to treat glaucoma. Surgery is the primary therapy for those with congenital glaucoma. Generally, these operations are a temporary solution, as there is not yet a cure for glaucoma.
Canaloplasty is a nonpenetrating procedure using micro catheter technology. A microcatheter will circumnavigate the canal around the iris, enlarging the main drainage channel and its smaller collector channels through the injection of a sterile, gel-like material called viscoelastic.
By opening the canal, the pressure inside the eye may be relieved, although the reason is unclear since the canal does not have any significant fluid resistance in glaucoma or healthy eyes. Long-term results are not available.
The most common conventional surgery performed for glaucoma is trabeculectomy, in which, a partial-thickness flap is made in the scleral wall of the eye, and a window opening is made under the flap to remove a portion of the trabecular meshwork. The scleral flap is then sutured loosely back in place to allow fluid to flow out of the eye through this opening, resulting in lowered intraocular pressure and the formation of a bleb or fluid bubble on the surface of the eye.
Collagen matrix prevents scarring by randomizing and modulating fibroblast proliferation in addition to mechanically preventing wound contraction and adhesion.
Since 1966, several types of implants have followed on from the original: the Baerveldt tube shunt, or the valved implants, such as the Ahmed glaucoma valve implant or the ExPress Mini Shunt and the later generation pressure ridge Molteno implants.
Laser-assisted nonpenetrating deep sclerectomy
Laser-assisted NPDS is performed with the use of a CO2 laser system. The laser-based system is self-terminating once the required scleral thickness and adequate drainage of the intraocular fluid have been achieved. This self-regulation effect is achieved as the CO2 laser essentially stops ablating as soon as it comes in contact with the intraocular percolated liquid, which occurs as soon as the laser reaches the optimal residual intact layer thickness.
Siddha remedies for Glaucoma
1. Siddha preventive measures
Everybody must practice Siddha preventive measures, whether a person is affected with glaucoma or not, but preventive measures are the primary steps for switching on to any other Siddha remedies, and hence they are important. It helps in one’s capability, effectiveness, and productivity, decision-making power, intellectuality, and removing minor health problems. There are three types of preventive measures:
- Earthing – performed for earthing the negativity of our body
- Field Cleaning – cleans the energy field (Aura) of our body
- Siddha Brain Exercise/Energizing – energizes our brain for proper functionality
Everybody’s tendency is to get attracted to the word ‘free‘, however, don’t neglect even these Siddha preventive measures are free. Avail of the benefits by practicing them sincerely, and regularly. For the ease of understanding what Siddha preventive measures are, please watch a video for a live demonstration.
2. Siddha Shaktidata Yog
This unique Siddha Shaktidata Yog of Siddha Spirituality can solve the problems related to glaucoma with Siddha remedies. There is no compulsion of training of ‘Swami Hardas Life System’ methods. This not only gives benefits to self but also it can be used for other affected persons, whether a person is in the same house, distantly available in the same city, same nation, or might be in any corner of the world, however, both the procedures have been explained here.
3. Siddha Kalyan Sadhana
Recite this Sadhana with a Sankalp “My problems of the glaucoma are solved as early as possible and I should gain health”, which should be repeated in mind 3 – 3 times every after each stanza. Any person irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith, sex, and age can recite this Sadhana for free, which should be repeated at least twice a day. To know more, please click on this link.
4. CCPE products
These products work on the concepts of ‘Conceptual Creative Positive Energy’ (CCPE) within the provisions of the ‘CCPE Life System’ and the theory of Quantum Technology to a certain extent. However, the products get activated only whenever touched by a human and then they become capable of solving the problem and achieving health. However, please use these products for glaucoma as mentioned below:
CCPE Extractor: The CCPE Extractor should be gently moved over the Agya Chakra in a circular motion at least for 30 to 60 seconds, thereafter, follow the same process on the eyes, which finishes within almost 3 – 6 minutes.
CCPE Booster: Keep one Booster over the Agya Chakra and another one each over the eyes for 3 – 6 minutes. You may need to have 3 Boosters, which establishes positivity.
5. UAM (Understanding, Awakening, Movement)
For quick and effective results, it is advisable to learn the unique methods of the Swami Hardas Life System. A trained person only can apply the UAM method himself/herself and also one becomes capable of healing others. UAM is one kind of touch therapy hence no medicines or money is required.
A daily routine for Glaucoma
In general, a daily routine may look like this:
- Increase physical activities e.g. exercise, walking, or swimming
- Consume Sattvic diet
- Perform breathing exercises regularly
- Apply free Siddha remedies a minimum 3 times a day, as explained above
- Practice Ananda meditation or Acem meditation regularly
- Do Siddha Nyasa regularly
- Perform Swayamsiddha Agnihotra daily, if feasible
- In case, if someone wishes to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System, undergo unique training
Ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day: Don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.
Along with all the above activities, apply above explained free Siddha remedies minimum 3 times a day, the more is good. Just try the methods of Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System. I am confident that you will surely find improvements within 7 days.
Training of Swami Hardas Life System
Any problem with regard to health, peace, and progress can be solved independently without money and medicines by undergoing training of Swami Hardas Life System. Any person irrespective of religion, caste, creed, faith, sex, and age can undergo this unique training.
In view of the above, I am confident that you have learned about glaucoma, symptoms, risk factors, types, causes, diagnosis, treatments, and Siddha remedies. Now, you have become self-sufficient, hence it’s the right time to use your acquired knowledge for solving problems as per the provision available in Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q:1 What is glaucoma?
A: A glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that result in damage to the optic nerve and cause vision loss. It means “shimmering”.
Q:2 What are the risk factors of glaucoma?
A: The risk factors for glaucoma include: increased pressure in the eye, family history of the condition, hypertension, and High blood pressure. About 6 to 67 million people have glaucoma globally. The disease affects about 2 million people in the United States.
Q:3 What are siddha remedies, which can be applied at home?
A: In general, a daily routine may look like this: increase physical activities e.g. exercise, walking, or swimming; consume Sattvik diet; perform breathing exercises regularly; apply free Siddha remedies a minimum 3 times a day (as explained above); practice Ananda meditation regularly; do Siddha Nyasa regularly; perform Swayamsiddha Agnihotra daily, if feasible; and in case, if someone wishes to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System, undergo unique training. Ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day: Don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.
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