The Eye Center discusses Laser Trabeculoplasty for Glaucoma Treatment

The Eye Center, a leading eye care facility in Columbia, is pleased to announce that they offer Laser Trabeculoplasty as a treatment option for patients with glaucoma. This advanced laser procedure has shown promising results in managing the intraocular pressure (IOP) associated with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damages the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting visual information from the eye to the brain. If left untreated, it can lead to irreversible vision loss. According to the World Health Organization, glaucoma affects around 3% of the global population and is expected to increase due to an aging population.

The Eye Center has always been at the forefront of providing cutting-edge treatments and advanced technology for their patients. With the addition of Laser Trabeculoplasty, they continue to uphold their commitment to delivering exceptional eye care services.

Laser Trabeculoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to improve drainage in the eye and reduce IOP. It targets the trabecular meshwork, which is responsible for draining fluid from the eye. By increasing its efficiency, Laser Trabeculoplasty helps lower IOP and prevents further damage to the optic nerve.

Dr. Matthew Clary, one of The Eye Center’s experienced ophthalmologists, explains how Laser Trabeculoplasty works: “During this procedure, we use a specialized laser called an argon laser or selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). The laser creates tiny holes in the trabecular meshwork, allowing fluid to drain more easily and reducing IOP.”

Laser Trabeculoplasty offers several advantages over traditional glaucoma treatments such as medication or surgery. It is a quick outpatient procedure that takes only 10-15 minutes per eye, and most patients experience minimal discomfort. Unlike medication, which needs to be taken daily, Laser Trabeculoplasty is a one-time treatment that can provide long-term control of IOP. It also has a lower risk of complications compared to traditional glaucoma surgery.

The Eye Center’s team of highly skilled ophthalmologists has undergone specialized training in performing Laser Trabeculoplasty. They use state-of-the-art equipment and follow strict safety protocols to ensure the best possible outcome for their patients.

“We are excited to offer this innovative treatment option for our glaucoma patients,” says Dr. R. Brian Huff, another ophthalmologist at The Eye Center. “Laser Trabeculoplasty has shown excellent results in lowering IOP and reducing the need for medication. It is a safe and effective option for those who may not be suitable candidates for traditional glaucoma surgery.”

In addition to providing exceptional eye care services, The Eye Center is committed to educating the community about various eye conditions and their treatments. They have a comprehensive website ( that provides valuable information on different eye conditions, procedures, and tips for maintaining good eye health.

For individuals with glaucoma or those at risk of developing it, early detection and treatment are crucial in preventing vision loss. The Eye Center encourages everyone to schedule regular eye exams with an ophthalmologist to monitor their eye health.

To learn more about Laser Trabeculoplasty or to schedule an appointment with one of The Eye Center’s experienced ophthalmologists, please visit or call 803-256-0641.

About The Eye Center:

The Eye Center is a leading eye care facility in Columbia, offering comprehensive services including routine eye exams, cataract surgery, LASIK, glaucoma treatment, and more. Their team of experienced ophthalmologists provides personalized and compassionate care to their patients. With state-of-the-art technology and a commitment to excellence, The Eye Center is the top choice for eye care in the community. For more information, visit

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