Glaucoma & Cataract, Prof. Eytan Blumenthal

Treating Glaucoma

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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 its purpose is to …

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Surgery for Glaucoma- Introduction

Surgery is necessary in those situations in which medicines and/or laser surgery are not adequate to sufficiently control the intraocular pressure. When an ophthalmologist decides that there is a risk for further advance of the disease despite current treatment, he is likely to recommend surgical intervention. Of all the existing surgeries performed to treat glaucoma, the most …

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