What is Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the developed world today. Many cases of blindness could be prevented if earlier diagnosis and treatment were initiated.  Glaucoma usually causes no symptoms in the early stages, and without proper testing, significant vision loss can occur before realizing that anything is wrong.  Once glaucoma is diagnosed, medications, in the form of...

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Laser Treatment for Glaucoma- Introduction

Laser Treatment for Glaucoma- Introduction

Several different laser treatments exist for the treatment of glaucoma. Different laser machines that omit laser light of different properties  are used to perform these various laser treatments. The laser treatment for open-angle glaucoma is called trabeculoplasty. This treatment is often called, in short: ALT, LTP, SLT. Its purpose is to increase drainage of the fluids of the eye (called...

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Trabeculoplasty – Laser for Open-Angle Glaucoma

Trabeculoplasty – Laser for Open-Angle Glaucoma

Patients with the typical form of glaucoma (which is called open-angle glaucoma) are generally treated with eye-drops. When intraocular pressures remain high despite medical treatment, two additional treatment modalities exist: laser treatment or surgery, which are both powerful options to further reduce intraocular pressure. Laser treatment for open-angle glaucoma is called trabeculoplasty and...

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