Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside the eye rises, damaging the optic nerve and causing vision loss. Some cases have normal or near normal eye pressures. The condition often develops over many years without causing pain or other noticeable symptoms – so you may not experience vision loss until the disease has progressed. Some cases of glaucoma can be treated with medications. For others, laser or traditional surgery is required to lower eye pressure.
For patients with narrow-angle glaucoma. A small hole is made in the iris to increase the angle between the iris and cornea and encourage fluid drainage.
An advanced laser system that improves the flow of fluid in the eye, lowering eye pressure for patients with glaucoma.
For patients who have not been helped with laser surgery or medications. A new drainage passage is created by cutting a small hole in the sclera (the white part of the eye) and creating a collection pouch between the sclera and conjunctiva (the outer covering of the eye).
May be recommended for patients with neovascular glaucoma, failed trabeculectomy, or susceptibility to developing scar tissue. A thin, flexible tube (a shunt) with a silicone pouch is inserted in the eye to facilitate drainage.