Glaucoma Press Release
- Posted on: Sep 27 2018
BENJAMIN CHUN, M.D. AT THE CATARACT & LASER INSTITUTE OF PENNSYLVANIA PERFORMS TRABECTOME SURGICAL PROCEDURE FOR GLAUCOMA PATIENTS
A highly advanced glaucoma procedure is changing the face of glaucoma treatment
Pittsburgh, PA November 22,2013 –The Cataract & Laser Institute of Pennsylvania’s Medical Director Benjamin Chun, M.D. recently performed the Trabectome surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. The Trabectome is a minimally invasive procedure that re-establishes the flow of the eye’s fluids through the eyes natural drainage pathways.
“Trabectome is a much safer than traditional glaucoma surgery,” said Dr. Chun. “It can lower pressure and reduce the patient’s reliance on glaucoma medications without subjecting the eye to the risks of traditional glaucoma surgery, such as the trabeculectomy.” “The Trabectome procedure maintains a remarkably high success rate in reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) with minimum side effects—it may become the new gold standard in the treatment of glaucoma.”
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness and vision impairment in the US affecting nearly 3 million Americans. The disease is marked by elevated pressure inside the eye that leads to gradual, and permanent, vision loss. “Glaucoma often does not cause any symptoms in the early stages. It is important for everyone, and particularly people over age 60 to have regular eye exams,” said Dr. Chun, a board certified ophthalmologist and certified in Trabectome procedure.
About The Cataract & Laser Institute of Pennsylvania
The Cataract & Laser Institute of Pennsylvania’s mission is to provide the best in eye care to every patient using the most advanced technology, such as the Trabectome. The Cataract & Laser Center of Pennsylvania offers services in general ophthalmology and optometry, cataract surgery, refractive surgery, such as LASIK and PRK, and glaucoma management. Learn more about the Trabectome procedure at https://cataractandlaserinstitute.com/ call 412-681-8505 to schedule an appointment.
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