Glaucoma is typically treated with medication and eye drops. However, if the disease progresses there are alternative treatments available.
LASER GLAUCOMA TREATMENT
We routinely perform laser glaucoma procedures with our SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty) equipment. This state-of-the-art laser treatment is quickly becoming one of the preferred treatment for glaucoma nationwide.
SLT selectively targets certain cells in the trabecular meshwork that drain eye fluids, regulating fluid pressure and using laser beams to “unclog” the drains. Treating this drainage area with a combination of low frequency lasers, eye fluid drainage is increased without burning any surrounding tissues. SLT is quick and virtually painless. In fact, the procedure itself only takes about 10-15 minutes. The laser is so precise it doesn’t damage or scar surrounding tissue, and quickly improves drainage and reduces intraocular pressure. The procedures can sometimes be repeated if necessary and can reduce or eliminate the need for costly eye drops.
MIGS (MICRO INVASIVE GLAUCOMA SURGERY)
MIGS, or micro invasive glaucoma surgery, is performed at the same time as cataract surgery. With this procedure, a small stent is placed into the eye to relieve pressure and preserve your long-term vision. In fact, the stent is the smallest medical device currently known to be implanted in humans.
Our eye doctors only perform the safest and most effective FDA-approved procedures on their patients. They know how clear vision enhances everyday life, and they and our whole team strive to protect and prolong great vision for every patient. We are committed to making the latest eye procedures and glaucoma treatments available to residents throughout north Texas and southern Oklahoma.
CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION
RGB Eye Associates is conveniently located off Highway 75 North in Sherman, Texas.
Contact us at 903-892-3282 to schedule an appointment.
RGB Eye Associates. For the treatment you and your eyes deserve.