Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma eye drops are the first choice for glaucoma treatment over surgery and can be very effective at controlling IOP to prevent eye damage. If you are a good candidate for glaucoma eye drops, you may be prescribed more than one type to achieve the optimal IOP control. View Video

Glaucoma shunt surgery may be necessary for patients with glaucoma that is not controlled by medications or laser treatment. View Video

Although rare in children, the signs and symptoms of glaucoma are often different from adults. Congenital glaucoma (also called infantile glaucoma) is most often diagnosed within the first year of life. Juvenile glaucoma occurs at any time during childhood. Parents are often the key to early diagnosis and treatment because they observe a problem in their child and then seek out professional advice of an ophthalmologist. View Video

During a comprehensive glaucoma evaluation your ophthalmologist will do the following tests and exams: 1.) Measure the inner eye pressure (tonometry) 2.) Inspect the angle in the eye where the iris meets the cornea (gonioscopy) 3.) Inspect your optic nerve’s shape and color (ophthalmoscopy – dilated eye exam) 4.) Complete field of vision Perimetry (visual field test) 5.) Thickness of the cornea Pachymetry View Video