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Glaucoma Procedures and Treatments

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Glaucoma Procedures and Treatments

The objective of any Glaucoma treatment or surgery is to reduce pressure inside the eye, which prevents further loss of vision and damage to the optic nerve.

An Overview: Glaucoma Treatments

At a Glance:

  • Non-surgical treatments can be effective in preventing further vision loss
  • Prescription eye drops and laser procedures are alternatives to surgery
  • Treatment is tailored to the individual patient’s condition and needs
  • Treatment is aimed at maintaining ideal eye pressure

While surgery can address all treatable Glaucoma conditions, it is only suitable for optimal candidates. In other cases, medications and laser treatments are available. Here you will find a clear summary of Glaucoma non-surgical treatments, including links to trusted resources with more detail.

Vision loss that has already occurred due to Glaucoma cannot be reversed. However, non-surgical treatments such as prescription eye drops and laser procedures can slow down or stop further vision loss and damage to the optic nerve. In all cases, there are advantages and drawbacks, and the only way to make a decision is to understand the patient’s lifestyle, their specific, unique eyes, and their condition and its stage.

Benefits and Highlights:

  • Highly experienced CODET physicians design treatment around your needs
  • Patient education and realistic expectations set the foundation for treatment decisions
  • Unique short- and long-term plans are developed for you
  • Surgery is only performed on optimal candidates

Non-surgical Glaucoma Options: Eye Drops or Laser Treatment

Medication – Prescription Eye Drops

Glaucoma medication in the form of prescription eye drops can help some patients maintain safe levels of eye pressure. They work by either reducing the amount of fluid the eye produces or by helping it drain faster. The drawbacks are: long-term commitment requiring discipline and adherence to a specific schedule multiple times per day, and accurate dosing. Prescription eye drops may have side effects, some of which could be severe.

Glaucoma Laser Treatments

There are several laser treatment options. Procedures range from those that take only a few minutes in an examination chair to more involved procedures. Laser corrections can match or exceed the long-term pressure control provided by medications without requiring a strict, inconvenient dosing schedule and without the redness, headaches, or other side effects that can occur from prescription eye drops. Laser treatment options include:

  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty – The best technology OPTIMIS Fusion SLT (Available at CODET)
  • YAG Laser Iridotomy with Optimis Fusion
  • IRIDEX Micropulse (Diode MP3)
  • IRIDEX Ciclofotocoagulación Transescleral (Diode G Probe)
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Why CODET for Glaucoma Treatment?

CODET provides our experienced doctors with advanced, proven technology and the finest surgical rooms and equipment. We are a team of specialists who work and consult together with one goal: to provide the best care available anywhere in the world to our patients. Our Glaucoma specialist is Dr. Gabriela Avila, Chief of the CODET Vision Institute’s Glaucoma Department.

Laser Fusion SLT (Quantel)

About Our technology and Facilities

Glaucoma Diagnosis Technology

  • Intraocular Pressure (CORVIS)
  • Heidelberg Spectralis OCT – Optic Nerve and Retina Topography
  • Zeiss Humphrey – Field of Vision

Glaucoma non-surgical Laser Technology

  • OPTIMIS Fusion SLT

How Does it Work?

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