Glaucoma is a disease defined by optic nerve damage. The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain. Fluid imbalance or eye pressure problems damage the nerve. Glaucoma slowly gets worse over time without any symptoms and cannot be reversed. If it is not treated, it causes a painless loss of eyesight. In some cases, it can lead to blindness. Therefore, it is extremely important to have regular eye exams to check for signs of glaucoma and other eye conditions.
We offer medical, laser, and surgical techniques to manage and treat Glaucoma: Medical therapy, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, Laser Iridotomy, Surgical ISTENT, Surgical Trabeculotomy, and other types of glaucoma procedures called “minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery” (MIGS). If you would like more information about glaucoma or if you are seeking a glaucoma management plan, please contact us.
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