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Glaucoma Surgery

When is surgery used for glaucoma treatment?

In general, surgery isn’t the first line of treatment for glaucoma. But if other treatments fail, glaucoma surgery may be able to save your vision.

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The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower your intraocular pressure by helping fluid to drain. When the pressure is elevated, it can push on your optic nerve – leading to vision damage. A variety of medicated eye drops can be prescribed to reduce the pressure levels, but they aren’t effective for everyone, especially when pressure levels are very high and need to be lowered quickly or sometimes medicine causes serious side effects, such as hypertension, which makes it a poor option for glaucoma treatment.

In certain cases, your Regional Eye Center eye doctor may recommend glaucoma surgery.

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Types of Glaucoma Surgery


With recent advances in technology, there are minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) that are often performed at the same time as cataract surgery. These surgeries are intended to reduce the number of eye drops required. In studies, 80% of cases result in lowering of eye pressures enough to be taken off of at least one eye drop.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) has become one of the first options for glaucoma surgery because of the low risks and high rate of success in reducing ocular pressure.

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Conventional non-laser glaucoma surgery:


For more advanced glaucoma or glaucoma that is out of control, more invasive surgeries such as a trabeculectomy may be performed.

All of these procedures can often be perform in the comfort and convenience of our in-office surgical center.

Our eye doctors and surgeons will evaluate your case and help you determine which types of surgery you will need.

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Providing Surgical and Non-Surgical Glaucoma Care For

Americus | Leesburg | Montezuma | Albany | and throughout Georgia

  • Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over 60. Every year approximately 22% of people diagnosed with glaucoma undergo glaucoma surgery.
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) has become one of the first options for glaucoma surgery because of the low risks and high rate of success in reducing ocular pressure.
  • Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness worldwide. Early detection is key to preventing permanent damage to your eyes. Learn more about the causes of glaucoma and its risk factors, and find out your eye doctor can help.
  • Specialized glaucoma testing involves more than just measuring the eye pressure. These special tests allow our doctors to monitor the health of the optic nerves as well as progression of disease.
  • Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness and vision loss.  By the time glaucoma symptoms appear, a person may have already suffered irreversible vision loss. A comprehensive eye evaluation is the best way to detect glaucoma early and prevent vision loss.
  • We all know smoking isn’t good for our health, but did you know it can also affect our eyes? Find out how smoking and glaucoma are connected.