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Vista Alpina 

Eye Center

Bahnhofplatz 1a
3930 Visp

Phone 027 946 70 00

Fax 027 946 70 03

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Consultation

Monday - Friday:

8am - 12pm

1pm - 7.30pm

(On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and

Fridays until 6pm)

On Saturdays:

8am - 12pm

Appointments

by phone

Siders

Vista Alpina

Eye Center

Rue du Bourg 3
3960 Sierre

Phone 027 455 34 04

Fax 027 455 34 77

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Consultation

Monday:

8am - 12.00pm

12.30pm - 5pm

Tuesday:

7.30am - 12pm

12.45pm - 5pm

Wednesday:

8am - 12.00pm

12.45pm - 7.45pm

Thursday and Friday:

8am - 12pm

12.45pm - 5.30pm

Saturday: closed

Appointments

by phone

Disclaimer:

Augenzentrum Vista Alpina AG and the services provided by Augenzentrum Vista Alpina are not legally or otherwise affiliated with Vista Klinik AG, Laser Vista AG, Vista Klinik Net AG or Vista Diagnostics AG.

Diagnosing glaucoma

 

  • Starting at the age of 45, intraocular pressure should be measured annually; if glaucoma is present, possibly more frequently.

  • In order to detect any pressure variations, the intraocular pressure is often measured at three different times of the day.

  • Examination of the optic nerve using a slit lamp.

  • Examination of the visual field.

  • OCT measurement of the nerve fibre layer around the optic nerve

Different types of glaucoma

 

Primary glaucoma

By far the most common type of glaucoma. Intraocular pressure is elevated due to impaired drainage of the aqueous humour at the draining point or due to the iridocorneal angle being too tight.

 

Normal tension glaucoma

Intraocular pressure is normal. The cause is usually a circulatory disorder of the eye.

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Secondary glaucoma

This is an elevation in intraocular pressure as a result of other diseases (e.g. circulatory disorder of the eye in diabetes or vein/artery occlusion; blows/stab wound to the eye; blocked drainage due to deposits; ophthalmitis; eye tumour).

Congenital glaucoma

Congenital deformity of the iridocorneal angle with impaired aqueous humour drainage. This typically occurs within the first year following birth and requires immediate surgery, to preserve eyesight.

Risk factors:
  • Age (increased risk starting at the age of 45)

  • Family history (if parents, grandparents or siblings have/had glaucoma)

  • Diabetes, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure

  • Taking cortisone on a regular basis

  • Severe near-sightedness

Glaucoma treatment:

Glaucoma is primarily treated with pressure-relieving eye drops. Depending on the type of glaucoma, laser surgery may be required. In rare cases, surgery is required.

 

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