Drs. Barber, Friedman, Jun, and Luzuriaga offer a variety of treatment options to manage glaucoma. If glaucoma is detected during your eye exam, your doctor will develop a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Some of the treatment options available include:
- Eye drops: Glaucoma is usually treated with daily eye drops that decrease eye pressure either by slowing the amount of fluid produced within the eye or by improving drainage of that fluid.
- Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT): Drs. Barber and Friedman are the first eye surgeons in the area to offer SLT, a revolutionary procedure designed to treat patients with open-angle glaucoma, the most prevalent form of glaucoma.
- Laser Iridotomy: Laser iridotomy is a type of laser surgery for people who have or who may develop narrow angle glaucoma. A laser is used to make a small hole in the iris. This hole should restore normal flow of fluid within the eye and reduce the eye pressure.
- Trabeculectomy: This procedure is more commonly used after other treatments have not been successful in lowering pressure. It involves creating a tiny passageway from the inside to the outside of the eye to help fluid drain better from areas where it is not currently draining.
If necessary, you may also be referred to one of the highly experienced doctors within our carefully selected network of glaucoma subspecialists.
Regular eye exams help detect diseases like glaucoma before they cause significant, irreversible damage to your vision.