Glaucoma Treatment & Care Options

Can glaucoma be prevented?

When it comes to glaucoma, prevention is the best treatment. Routine eye exams that test the pressure of your eyes will catch glaucoma before it progresses. The sooner detected, the more we can help you maintain your vision, so please schedule an appointment with a Northwest Eye doctor.

While there is no cure for glaucoma, effective glaucoma treatment is available at Northwest Eye. Glaucoma treatment depends on the type and severity of your condition. A Northwest Eye ophthalmologist will thoroughly exam your eyes to evaluate your type of glaucoma and determine the best course of glaucoma treatment.

Glaucoma treatment may include:

Glaucoma medication. This type of medicine can help reduce the fluids produced by the eye or improve the eye’s drainage. It can be taken orally or topically (applied to the eyes in the form of eye drops).

Glaucoma surgery. If medication isn’t enough, our board-certified ophthalmologists are highly trained surgeons who will help you understand your surgical options and support you throughout the process.

Surgical glaucoma treatment options may include:

iStent – a minimally invasive microtube placed into the drainage structure of the eye to relieve intraocular pressure (IOP).

Trabeculoplasty (SLT) – Micropulse Laser Trabeculoplasty – a laser treatment that improves drainage by treating the trabecular meshwork.

Glaucoma Tube Shunt – an outpatient procedure to drain away excess eye pressure.

Filtering surgery – an outpatient procedure that improves drainage by removing a tiny amount of eye tissue and placing a drainage tube if necessary.

Cyclophotocoagulation – a laser procedure that decreases fluid production by treating the part of the eye that produces fluid.

Be Eye Wise and schedule a consultation with a Northwest Eye glaucoma doctor today. Because the more you know, the better you see.