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. 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.
Endoscopic CycloPhotocoagulation (ECP) for Glaucoma Treatment
Endoscopic CycloPhotocoagulation (ECP) is a laser procedure performed at the same time or after cataract surgery and has proven to be highly effective in reducing or eliminating the need to continue using glaucoma medications in the majority of patients who receive this treatment. Endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) is a versatile MIGS procedure that uniquely lowers IOP through the reduction of aqueous humor production. As with other MIGS procedures, ECP is accomplished from an ab interno approach and can be easily performed at the time of cataract surgery or as a stand-alone treatment.
Goniotomy for glaucoma treatment
Goniotomy is a surgical procedure in which the eye doctor uses a lens called a goniolens to see the structures of the front part of the eye (anterior chamber). An opening is made in the trabecular meshwork, the group of tiny canals located in the drainage angle, where fluid leaves the eye. Goniotomy is used to treat congenital glaucoma if the clear covering (cornea) over the iris (the colored part of the eye) is not cloudy.
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