What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of Blindness. It is a common disease of the eye which results from the dysfunction in the eye’s drainage system – the canal of Schlemm that leads to irreversible blindness. Because there are hardly any symptoms in the earlier stages of the disease, most glaucoma sufferers are unaware they have it.
Glaucoma prevention and treatment is about seizing the thief of sight in its tracks. With a patient’s sight on the line, glaucoma is a race against time. For every increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), a person with glaucoma slowly inches her way towards blindness. However, if one is considering the standard glaucoma surgery, called trabeculectomy, one may also fear the potential side effects of this surgery, which include worsening dry eye, blurred vision, long-term risk of infection, and even blindness.
New Glaucoma Treatments
Make Informed Decisions on Glaucoma.
Fortunately, New Glaucoma Treatments are now available that are effective and safer than traditional glaucoma treatments. Our mission is to provide convenient access to the latest research on these treatments and enable patients with glaucoma to make informed decisions regarding treatment of this potentially blinding lifetime disease.
Benefits of Glaucoma Prevention Treatments
In glaucoma, what you don’t know can blind you. Glaucoma is an insidious eye thief which can literally rob a person blind. Because there are hardly any symptom, most glaucoma sufferers are unaware they have it. In the earlier stages of glaucoma though, a patient may only have occasional difficulty in her peripheral vision or experience a discreet form of visual field loss called a (more…)
Glaucoma Treatment Options 101
With a patient’s sight on the line, glaucoma is a race for time. For every increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), a person with glaucoma slowly inches his way towards blindness. A glaucoma specialist therefore must overtake this process by keeping her patient’s eye pressure level normal or to minimum levels. Fortunately, a wide range of glaucoma treatment options are (more…)
The Evolution of Glaucoma Treatment Surgery
Glaucoma is a common disease of the eye which results from the dysfunction in the eye’s drainage system – the canal of Schlemm that leads to irreversible blindness. Clogging eventually causes an increase in the eye’s pressure which damages its delicate structures, especially the nerve responsible for vision (more…)
Latest Glaucoma Treatment | Canaloplasty
Canaloplasty (pronounced Kah-NAL-oh-plas-tee) is an advanced minimally invasive glaucoma treatment. As glaucoma can cause a permanent loss of vision, this procedure can provide patients with glaucoma a “peace of mind” not possible with use of glaucoma drops alone. Canaloplasty can reduce eye pressure by nearly 40%, and most glaucoma patients who have had (more…)
Glaucoma Eye Drops
Eye medications have been used to treat glaucoma effectively for decades. Different glaucoma drugs have evolved from the miotics of the 60’s like pilocarpine, carbachol epinephrine and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors acetazolamide, dorzolamide, to beta blockers timolol, carteolol, betaxolol in the 80’s, and the most recent, prostaglandin analogs (more…)