What Is Glaucoma?
In the healthy eye, a clear fluid called aqueous humor circulates inside the front portion of your eye. To maintain a constant healthy eye pressure, your eye continually produces a small amount of aqueous humor while an equal amount of this fluid flows out of your eye. If you have glaucoma, the aqueous humor does not flow out of the eye properly. Fluid pressure in the eye builds up and, over time, causes damage to the optic nerve fibers. An eye pressure test measures these levels so your ophthalmologist can monitor and treat the condition.
Treating glaucoma successfully is a team effort between you and your eye doctor.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
Selective laser trabeculoplasty is a treatment to lower pressure in glaucoma patients.
Laser iridotomy is a treatment that treats chronic and acute angle-closure glaucoma.
XEN Gel Implant
The XEN Gel Stent is an eye implant used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients.
Filtration surgery reduces the intraocular eye pressure inside the patient’s eye.