Glaucoma Surgery



Glaucoma is a term for a group of chronic medical eye conditions where there is continued, progressive damage to the optic nerve (the connection between the eye and the brain). Uncontrolled glaucoma ultimately leads to permanent vision loss. Laser trabeculoplasty is a type of laser eye surgery intended to help lower intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma. Many patients, regardless of type and severity of glaucoma, may be great candidates for glaucoma laser surgery. The procedure is especially ideal for patients in who eye drop administration is difficult, such as patients with severe arthritis or patients with difficulty in self-administration of eye drops.

 

The procedure consists of stimulating the “drain” of the eye to work better; properly performed, it has a very low complication rate. Perhaps the most attractive feature is that it may help with 24-hour eye pressure control that is independent of medication administration. It is not a permanent substitute for glaucoma treatment, but it may be a very useful adjuvant to maximizing your active lifestyle.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact Eye Centers Of Northwest Ohio

2311 Hayes Avenue
Fremont, Ohio 43420
(419) 334-8121
 
622 Parkway Drive
Fostoria, Ohio 44830
(419) 435-3482
 
Fremont: (419) 334-8121 - Fostoria: (419) 435-3482