What should I expect with glaucoma treatment?
The treatment options for glaucoma will reflect your unique condition. All treatments are geared toward lowering the pressure in the eye. Our surgeon may recommend drops, oral medications, or a combination of procedures, including:
- Trabeculoplasty (laser therapy): In this procedure, the surgeon uses a small laser beam to clear clogged channels and improve drainage.
- MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery): This procedure can be combined with cataract surgery. Your doctor can recommend the best minimally invasive technique for you.
- Trabeculectomy (filtering eye surgery): This surgical technique involves creating an opening in the sclera (white of the eye) and removing a portion of the eye's meshwork.
- Drainage tubes: A small tube shunt is inserted in the eye to drain away excess fluid and lower pressure.