Glaucoma Prevention and Treatment

Prevention of Glaucoma Caused Blindness

Early detection and proper treatment is the key to preventing visual loss from glaucoma. As symptoms are lacking in the initial stages, early clinical manifestations must be recognized by a trained physician. As IOP may be normal in certain forms of glaucoma, this parameter alone is not sufficient to diagnose the disease. IOP is a risk factor for glaucoma, so is always checked as part of your evaluation. The appearance of the optic nerve is assessed, as is the visual field, in order to evaluate for glaucoma. Additional studies may also be helpful, including nerve fiber layer analysis and corneal thickness measurements.

Glaucoma Treatment

Our doctors may recommend different types of glaucoma treatment in Atlanta, depending on the severity of your condition:

  • Medicated eye drops
  • iStent® trabecular micro-bypass stent to improve the outflow of aqueous humor from the eye, reducing intraocular pressure (typically implanted during cataract surgery)
  • EX-PRESS® Shunt to regulate intraocular pressure by diverting the flow of aqueous humor fluid from the inner part of the eye to a space outside the eye

iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass

Marietta Eye Clinic is one of the few practices in the area to offer iStent. This procedure benefits mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma patients by improving the natural outflow of fluid in the eye through a permanent opening in the spongy tissue located near the cornea and iris (trabecular meshwork). This is the smallest FDA-approved medical device for glaucoma treatment. It may reduce or eliminate your need for medicated eye drops to control glaucoma.

Benefits of iStent

  • Invisible and comfortable
  • Continually controls eye pressure while protecting eye tissue
  • Reduces your risk of vision loss due to elevated eye pressure
  • Requires just a 1.5-mm corneal incision for implantation
  • Does not limit future vision treatment options
  • Covered by many insurance plans and Medicare

Schedule a routine eye exam in Marietta, Georgia, today to keep your eye health in check.

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