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Glaucoma Treatments & Procedures

Once the diagnosis of glaucoma is established or suspected, multiple treatment modalities are available to patients. Since intraocular pressure is proven to cause optic nerve damage, pressure is the one aspect of the eye that the eye physician can treat. Eye Health Vision Centers are here every step of the way to ensure that you are receiving the glaucoma treatment best suited for your condition. It is important to remember that, while you can stop glaucoma, vision loss caused by glaucoma can not be restored. This is why early diagnosis is so important.

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Drops

Many different classes of topical eye drops are available to lower intraocular pressure, including prostaglandins, beta blockers, alpha agonists, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and cholinergic agents. After reviewing your history, your doctor will discuss which class would be best for you.

Laser

Open-Angle Glaucoma:

Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)Laser treatment to the trabecular mesh work is another early therapeutic option in open-angle glaucoma. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) stimulates better drainage in the trabecular mesh work, thereby facilitating fluid outflow from the eye. This two minute procedure is painless and can be done in the exam chair at the slit lamp.

Narrow-Angle Glaucoma:

Laser Peripheral Iridotomy is the only treatment for narrow-angle glaucoma. This treatment allows the surgeon to make a small opening in the iris so that the fluid in the eye can drain. Like SLT this is a one or two minute procedure that can be done in the exam chair at the slit lamp.

Surgery

If laser or eye drops are not sufficient in controlling pressure, oral medications can be prescribed. In more advanced cases, surgical procedures can help drain fluid from the eye or decrease the amount of fluid produced.

Aqueous ShuntThese include:

  • Aqueous Shunt Devices: Placement of a silicone tube in the eye which drains fluid to a flat silicone reservoir that is sewn on the back of the eye to lower pressure.
  • Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) allows the laser surgeon to view the ciliary body through an endoscopic camera and apply the laser energy to treat the ciliary body so it reduces or stops the production of fluid.
  • Trabeculectomy is a method of surgery where a small section of the trabecular meshwork is removed, allowing the aqueous to drain more easily.

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Glaucoma Treatments & Procedures

Once the diagnosis of glaucoma is established or suspected, multiple treatment modalities are available to patients. Since intraocular pressure is proven to cause optic nerve damage, pressure is the one aspect of the eye that the eye physician can treat. Eye Health Vision Centers are here every step of the way to ensure that you are receiving the glaucoma treatment best suited for your condition. It is important to remember that, while you can stop glaucoma, vision loss caused by glaucoma can not be restored. This is why early diagnosis is so important.

View Video

Drops

Many different classes of topical eye drops are available to lower intraocular pressure, including prostaglandins, beta blockers, alpha agonists, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and cholinergic agents. After reviewing your history, your doctor will discuss which class would be best for you.

Laser

Open-Angle Glaucoma:

Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)Laser treatment to the trabecular mesh work is another early therapeutic option in open-angle glaucoma. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) stimulates better drainage in the trabecular mesh work, thereby facilitating fluid outflow from the eye. This two minute procedure is painless and can be done in the exam chair at the slit lamp.

Narrow-Angle Glaucoma:

Laser Peripheral Iridotomy is the only treatment for narrow-angle glaucoma. This treatment allows the surgeon to make a small opening in the iris so that the fluid in the eye can drain. Like SLT this is a one or two minute procedure that can be done in the exam chair at the slit lamp.

Surgery

If laser or eye drops are not sufficient in controlling pressure, oral medications can be prescribed. In more advanced cases, surgical procedures can help drain fluid from the eye or decrease the amount of fluid produced.

Aqueous ShuntThese include:

  • Aqueous Shunt Devices: Placement of a silicone tube in the eye which drains fluid to a flat silicone reservoir that is sewn on the back of the eye to lower pressure.
  • Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) allows the laser surgeon to view the ciliary body through an endoscopic camera and apply the laser energy to treat the ciliary body so it reduces or stops the production of fluid.
  • Trabeculectomy is a method of surgery where a small section of the trabecular meshwork is removed, allowing the aqueous to drain more easily.
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The Greater New Bedford Surgical and Laser Center was opened in 1986 with the express purpose of rendering high quality, state of the art eye surgery to patients of all ages, especially those with cataracts, glaucoma, or cornea disease. The Center is designed specifically with the needs of the patient in mind. The entire process from initial examination to final outcome is conducted in a pleasant comfortable environment.

After a patient decides to have surgery, he or she is assigned his or her own Surgical Counselor who is available to answer questions and provide assistance. These individuals are specially trained to assist the patient throughout the entire surgical experience, including follow up care for as long as necessary. Patients are encouraged to contact their counselor for any questions, no matter how simple or complex.

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51 State Road (Route 6), Dartmouth, MA

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70 Huttleston Avenue (Route 6)
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