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.
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.
Conventional non-laser glaucoma surgery:
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.