If glaucoma is not treated, it can lead to serious vision loss, or even blindness. Our glaucoma specialists offer the highest level of care utilizing the newest technology and facilities. Whether you require implants, laser treatments, or filtration surgery, you can be confident you’re in the right place.
who we are
Fellowship-trained glaucoma surgeons complete general ophthalmology residency training followed by one year of additional training specifically in the field of glaucoma medical and surgical management.
what we treat
We work to treat increasing intraocular pressures and systemic inflammation to protect the optic nerve in the back of the eye.
where to find us
For most people, 10-21 is defined as a normal eye pressure. However, some patients cannot tolerate eye pressure in this range. For patients with glaucoma, your eye specialist will determine your target eye pressure.
Primary open angle glaucoma and narrow angle glaucoma. There are other types of glaucoma based on secondary causes of eye pressure increases. Trauma to the eye is one example.
For someone diagnosed with glaucoma, every 3-4 months is generally recommended. However, the schedule you should follow is decided by your eye specialist. It is important to keep your scheduled visits as an eye pressure that is uncontrolled may have no symptoms, and lead to permanent vision loss.
A test of your peripheral vision. Glaucoma takes away the peripheral vision before the center vision. A visual field test can detect this vision loss.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty is an effective laser to lower the high eye pressure associated with glaucoma.
In some cases, SLT laser may replace your eye drop medication. Your eye surgeon will monitor you closely after an SLT laser treatment to determine your specific needs. SLT laser can have the benefit of lowering the need for multiple eye pressure medications and the side effects they may have of dry eye.
Optical Coherence Tomography is a non-invasive imaging technique routinely used to provide information on the optic nerve head and other parts of the retina that send vision messages to your brain for you to see. The damage caused by high eye pressure can be visualized on an OCT image.