Glaucoma is a condition in which the intraocular pressure is too high. This high pressure causes damage to the optic nerve, which is the cable between the eye and the brain. Once is occurs, this damage is not reversible. Hence, the key in glaucoma is early detection and prompt treatment.

Treatment for glaucoma involves lowering the intraocular pressure to prevent further damage to the optic nerve. We offer several state-of-the-art treatment modalities to accomplish this.

The first is a laser procedure called selective laser trabeculoplasty. This is a painless in-office treatment that takes about 5 minutes. Laser energy is applied to the drainage structure in the eye, which is called the trabecular meshwork. This results in remodeling of the drain to become more porous, thus lowering the eye pressure. Results last several years and the procedure is repeatable if necessary.

Other treatments are performed in conjunction with cataract surgery. These include inserting small stents to prop open the trabecular meshwork or opening up the meshwork from inside the eye using a special device. These treatments result in substantial, permanent reductions in pressure.

If you have a family history of glaucoma or have been diagnosed yourself, we are here to help.

Contact Davies Eye Center

To request more information on Glaucoma Treatment or to schedule an assessment, Call us at (760) 729-7101.

 

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