Experienced Glaucoma Specialist
Glaucoma is a common ocular disease that, left untreated, can lead to permanent damage to the optic nerve and cause irreversible blindness. This process is caused by increased pressure in the eye, known as intraocular pressure. California Eye center has treated hundreds of patients suffering from various degrees and forms of advanced glaucoma, including open-angle and closed-angle glaucoma. The services we offer to help treat patients with glaucoma include:
- Glaucoma diagnosis and advanced treatment with laser – Our Surgeon is trained and experienced in using innovative laser technology to reduce intraocular eye pressure and effectively treat glaucoma. Laser technology can also be used to screen patients for glaucoma and monitor the health of their optic nerve and vision.
- Glaucoma surgery with tube-shunt implantation – Glaucoma patients whose eyes do not respond to eye drops or laser treatment may be candidates for tube-shunt implantation operations. This operation involves implanting special valves that help reduce severe ocular hypertension.
- Glaucoma surgery with trabeculectomy – These procedures are another commonly used option to reduce intraocular pressure and treat glaucoma. Our surgeon performs trabeculectomy operations combined with Mitomycin-C application to the eye for better long-term results in patients whose conditions do not respond to non-surgical treatment options.
Our Surgeon makes it a point to screen each of his patients for glaucoma, regardless of their intended visit. For those who currently suffer from glaucoma, Our Surgeon conducts meticulous evaluations during which he performs an array of eye exams and tests. Using these results he can then inform you of your available options and the ways in which your glaucoma can be effectively treated.
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