Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to vision loss if left untreated. It is caused by an increase in pressure inside the eye, which can damage the optic nerve. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, so it’s important to get regular eye exams and seek treatment as soon as possible if you suspect you may have glaucoma.
At The Eye Center, we offer a variety of treatments for glaucoma, from medications to surgeries. Our experienced ophthalmologists will work with you to determine the best course of action for your individual needs.
Medications: Medication is often the first line of defense against glaucoma. We offer several types of eyedrops that help reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) and slow down or halt further damage to your optic nerve. These drops are usually taken once or twice a day and must be used consistently for them to be effective.
Laser Therapy: Laser therapy is another option for treating glaucoma at The Eye Center. This procedure uses a highly focused beam of light to reduce IOP by creating tiny channels in your eye’s drainage system, allowing fluid to flow out more easily. Laser therapy can be done in one session or multiple sessions depending on your individual needs.
Surgery: In some cases, medication and laser therapy are not enough to manage glaucoma effectively, and surgery may be necessary. At The Eye Center, we offer four types of minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS). Each type of surgery has its own advantages and risks which our ophthalmologists will discuss with you before proceeding with any treatment plan.
At The Eye Center, we understand how serious glaucoma can be and strive to provide our patients with the best care possible so they can maintain their vision for years to come. We offer a range of treatments designed specifically for each patient’s individual needs so they can receive the most effective treatment plan possible. If you think you may have glaucoma or would like more information about our services at The Eye Center, please contact us today!