Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage optic nerve, resulting in visual field defect and blindness. In most cases, the nerve damage is caused by pathologically elevated intraocular pressure. At present, vision loss from glaucoma cannot be restored. Therefore, early diagnosis and close follow-up are the key to maintain the life quality of glaucoma patients.
Glaucoma specialists of EENT hospital provide the full-spectrum of care—ranging from medical, laser therapy and traditional surgery to the latest minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS)—for patients of all ages. They also provide second-opinion consultations to ensure that you have the correct diagnosis and/or treatment plan.
Our specialists, led by Xinghuai Sun, MD, PhD, provide expert care for all forms and stages of glaucoma.
Diagnosis and Therapy center of Refractory Glaucoma
The Glaucoma Service at the EENT hospital is a team of nationally certificated specialists dedicated to the prevention of vision loss with high-quality patient care and cutting-edge research. Our specialists are active participants in many major glaucoma advancements in recent years. Our expert ophthalmology team is ready to provide diagnosis and treatment based on your unique needs.
What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease that leads to the damage of the eye’s optic nerve. It is a leading cause of irreversible blindness. However, if it could be diagnosed and treated early, the loss of vision can be prevented. In most cases, the nerve damage is caused by increased pressure inside the eye. At EENT hospital we treat the following conditions:
Open Angle Glaucoma
Angle Closure Glaucoma
Congenital and Childhood Glaucoma
Juvenile Onset Glaucoma
Glaucoma Associated with Retinal Diseases
Glaucoma Secondary to Eye Trauma
Glaucoma Secondary to Steroid Use
Glaucoma-related vision loss most often begins with the decline of peripheral vision. As such, people suﬀering from the condition generally do not notice the effects of their disease until they have lost a signiﬁcant portion of their sight. However, glaucoma could be detected early through routine eye exams. Glaucoma specialists examine both the structure and function of the optic nerve to assess its state of health. The earlier glaucoma is detected and treatment is initiated, the more likely visual function can be preserved. At the EENT hospital we provide our patients with state-of-the-art diagnostic services, such as:
Visual Field Testing
Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM)
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA)
Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT)
Optic Disc Photography
When the diagnosis of glaucoma is confirmed, our specialists will develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include non-invasive treatments such as medication and lasers, a minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), or an incisional surgical procedure.
Non-Surgical Laser Procedures
Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
Laser Iridotomy (LPI)
Argon Laser Peripheral Iridoplasty (ALPI)
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
Kahook Dual Blade
Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP)
Traditional Surgical Procedures
Glaucoma Drainage Devices: Ex-PRESS® shunt and Ahmed™
Fudan Universigy Dry Eye Center of Excellence
Millions of people suffer from the discomfort of dry eye syndrome. From irritation, redness, and sensitivity to light, dry eyes can make everyday life uncomfortable, to the say the least. An adequate and consistent layer of tears on the surface of the eye is essential to keep your eyes healthy, comfortable, and seeing well.
What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry eye syndrome is caused by chronic dehydration and poor lubrication of the ocular surface, causing a disruption of the barrier function. Many people develop dry eye as a result of environmental exposure, allergies, eye surgery, medications, or the effects of aging. While it may seem like a mild irritation, the condition can lead to vision loss if the cornea is scratched or damaged if left untreated long enough.
Typically, dry eye symptoms are treated with lubricating eye drops or artificial tears, as well as taking breaks from reading or using a computer or smartphone. Additionally, prescription eye medications may help increase tear production or reduce eye inflammation and irritation, but these treatment options fail to prevent the symptoms from returning. Some patients require additional treatment to enhance their daily tasks and improve their overall quality of life.
Personalized Treatment Options
At the Fudan University Dry Eye Center of Excellence, we offer a multidisciplinary, personalized approach to treat specific dry eye causes and symptoms.
Treatments offered include:
Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL)
Ocular surface interferometer
Prescription eye medications
Meibomian Gland Massage
Tear film analysis