Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which serves as a cable between the eye and the brain and is essential for vision. For the vast majority of patients, timely diagnosis is the key to preventing damage from glaucoma. It is important for all adults to be periodically screened for glaucoma since symptoms are not noticed until irreversible damage has occurred.
At this time, glaucoma is not curable but is treatable. We use the latest diagnostic testing and treatment for our glaucoma patients. Most patients are effectively treated with one-time lasers such as selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) or daily eye drops. For patients where medical therapy is not sufficient, we offer the latest surgical treatment including glaucoma shunts such as the Ahmed Glaucoma Valve® and Baerveldt Glaucoma Implants®, canaloplasty, trabeculectomy, endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP), and MicroPulse® P3 transcleral cyclophotocoagulation. Many of these surgical options can be combined with small incision cataract surgery when appropriate.