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Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma Treatment Options at The Cataract and Laser Institute

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At The Cataract and Laser Institute, we understand the importance of effective Glaucoma treatment. Our experienced ophthalmologists provide a range of advanced procedures to help manage this sight-threatening condition. We offer various treatment options, including Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS), Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), Laser Peripheral Iridectomy, and Durysta injections.

 

Advanced MIGS Procedures for Optimal Glaucoma Management

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) represents a breakthrough in glaucoma treatment. At The Cataract and Laser Institute, we offer the following MIGS procedures, all of which can be billed to insurance

Treatment Types

The iStent is a tiny implant placed during cataract surgery to improve the eye’s natural drainage and reduce intraocular pressure. This minimally invasive procedure offers long-term benefits for patients with open-angle glaucoma.

The Hydrus micro-stent is designed to enhance aqueous outflow and lower intraocular pressure in patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma. This procedure has shown promising results in reducing medication dependence.

Canaloplasty is a non-penetrating glaucoma surgery that enhances the eye’s natural drainage system using a microcatheter. It offers a comprehensive and lasting solution for patients with open-angle glaucoma.

Goniotomy with a Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) is a surgical procedure used in the management of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can damage the optic nerve, leading to vision loss. One type of glaucoma, known as open-angle glaucoma, is often associated with increased intraocular pressure (IOP). Goniotomy is a surgical technique aimed at improving the drainage of fluid from the eye, thus reducing IOP.

Endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP) is a surgical procedure used in the management of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions characterized by damage to the optic nerve, often associated with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). ECP is one of several surgical options aimed at reducing IOP to prevent further optic nerve damage.

Trabeculectomy is a surgical procedure performed to treat glaucoma by creating a new drainage pathway for the intraocular fluid (aqueous humor) in the eye. The goal of the surgery is to lower intraocular pressure (IOP), a key factor in glaucoma management, and thereby prevent or slow down damage to the optic nerve.

The Ahmed glaucoma valve is a small implantable device that helps drain excess aqueous humor from the eye, reducing intraocular pressure. The valve consists of a silicone tube connected to a small plate that is placed under the conjunctiva, creating a small reservoir or bleb.

The Xen Gel Stent is a microstent made of a soft, gelatinous material (porcine gelatin). It is designed to be inserted into the subconjunctival space, creating a channel for the drainage of aqueous humor from the eye.

Benefits of SLT for treatment of Glaucoma

SEE THE DIFFERENCE

Quick recovery

The recovery time after SLT is generally quick. Patients can typically resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure.

Low risk of complications

SLT is considered a safe procedure with a low risk of complications compared to more invasive glaucoma surgeries.

Non-Invasive procedure

SLT is considered a non-invasive treatment option for glaucoma. It doesn't involve incisions or the removal of tissue.

Less medication dependence

For some patients, SLT may reduce the need for glaucoma medications or allow for a reduction in medication dosage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Glaucoma surgery may be recommended for patients with moderate to advanced glaucoma who have not achieved adequate pressure control with medication or other treatments. Each patient’s eligibility will be assessed by our expert ophthalmologists during a comprehensive evaluation.

Yes, the glaucoma treatment options we offer, including MIGS, SLT, Laser Peripheral Iridectomy, and Durysta injections, can be billed to insurance. We work closely with insurance providers to ensure our patients receive the necessary care without financial burdens.

Like any surgical procedure, glaucoma surgery carries some risks, such as infection, bleeding, or changes in vision. However, our experienced ophthalmologists prioritize patient safety and take necessary precautions to minimize these risks.

Results will vary depending on the procedure and patients and the severity of the disease. 

TESTIMONIALS

The ladies at the front are always very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Chun is professional and
 seems to have lots of experience with cataract surgery. He thoroughly explained different
 treatment options for cataracts. Would definitely recommend!

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Very professional, staff is great!

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Dr. Chun and his staff display the knowledge and the skills needed to provide healthcare at the
 highest level. The entire team was extremely friendly and helpful throughout my visits and I will
 treasure this experience for years to come!

Verified Patient

Dr. Chun and his staff display the knowledge and the skills needed to provide healthcare at the
 highest level. The entire team was extremely friendly and helpful throughout my visits and I will
 treasure this experience for years to come!

Verified Patient

Dr. Chun's staff was friendly and I was seen in a timely manner. Dr. Chun explained my proble
 to me and gave me his opinion on the treatment I should receive. I am very happy with the
 treatment I received at his office. I would definitely recommend Dr. Chun

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