Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the US. With no symptoms and no pain, millions of people don’t even know they have it. The major known cause of glaucoma is a relative increase in intraocular pressure. Aqueous fluid is made continuously and circulates throughout the eye before draining through channels in the eye’s anterior chamber. When too much fluid is made, or it is not drained sufficiently, the IOP rises.

Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, medicine, laser surgery, traditional surgery, or a combination of these methods. The goal of any treatment is to prevent loss of vision, as vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. The good news is that glaucoma can be managed if detected early and that with medical and/or surgical treatment, most people with glaucoma will not lose their sight
Most glaucoma patients are successfully treated with medicines (eye drops). However, if your glaucoma is still not controlled, you may be a candidate for surgery.

Glaucoma Treatment

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To find out what glaucoma surgery option is best for you, please contact us for a consultation with one of our qualified surgeons.

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