Glaucoma Treatment Options
There is a wide range of glaucoma treatment options available, from traditional glaucoma medications and surgeries, to the more sophisticated minimally invasive glaurcoma surgeries (MIGS i.e. canaloplasty and stents). Some glaucoma patients also use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to supplement prescribed glaucoma treatment. We discuss all of them here:
When medications are not effective enough, surgery may be the next best option. There are a number of different types of glaucoma surgeries and techniques, which can be split into (roughly) three using this categorical criteria:
Canaloplasty After Failed Trabeculectomy
Canaloplasty After Failed Trabeculectomy Given the technical difficulty of canaloplasty combined with unpredictable insurance coverage, it is no surprise that canaloplasty is rarely the “first-line” or primary choice of glaucoma surgeons. As such, trabeculectomy is...
Non-Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries
Interventional Glaucoma: SLT AND MIGS
At ASCRS 2018 in Washington, DC, a group of surgeons experienced in interventional glaucoma therapies sat down to discuss the roles of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) for treatment of open angle glaucoma (OAG).
LOWER RISKS INCISIONAL GLAUCOMA SURGERIES
Trabeculotomy and Goniotomy – Just Defer It | Driving with Dr. David Richardson Ep 07
Hello I'm Dr. David Richardson. I'm a cataract and glaucoma surgeon here in sunny Southern California, which you can see today is not. So, I actually elected not to drive-and-video today because here in California, drivers don't know how to drive in the rain. Now, say...
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS)
Hydrus and iStent Trabecular MicroBypass Devices | Compare Trial 24 months Results
Compare trial results at 24 months of two different minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries— the Hydrus™ and the iStent® without cataract surgery being performed at the same time.
Current glaucoma treatment guidelines follow a step-up approach, with eye medications as the initial treatment of choice. Eye medications work by decreasing the production of the aqueous fluid in the eye (Beta Blockers, Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors, Alpha-agonists), facilitating aqueous fluid drainage out of the eye (Cholinergic-Miotic and Prostaglandin Analogs) or combination of both functions. Read more ->
Oral Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors – Glaucoma Medications | Driving with Dr. David Richardson– Series 5 Ep 03
https://vimeo.com/511518997 Oral Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors - Glaucoma Medications | Driving with Dr. David Richardson Hello, I’m Dr. David Richardson, a cataract and glaucoma surgeon in Southern California. And during my commute, I like to discuss those topics...
COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE GLAUCOMA TREATMENTS
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) or Alternative and Complementary Therapy (ACT) are the terms used to cover medical practices and products that are not part of the usual standard of care provided by medical doctors and allied health professionals. These include vitamins, herbal remedies, acupuncture, reflexology, homeopathy, ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and meditation, among others. Read more ->
- Marijuana & Antioxidants
- With Proven Benefits
- With Some Evidence Of Benefit
- Without Proven Benefit
- Should Be Avoided In Patients With Glaucoma
Physical Activity and Visual Field Loss in Glaucoma | Driving with Dr. David Richardson Ep 09
Hello! I'm Dr. David Richardson. My practice is in Southern California with a specialty in cataract and glaucoma treatment and surgery. So I've been talking about a Holistic Approach to Glaucoma therapy, which essentially, by “holistic”, I mean whole body, taking into...
NEW GLAUCOMA TREATMENTS IN THE PIPELINE
PolyActiva Commences Clinical Trial of Biodegradable Ocular Implant for Glaucoma
Clinical Trial Begins For PolyActiva Biodegradable Glaucoma Implant. PolyActiva Pty Ltd, a clinical-stage Australian biotechnology company, has recently received USD$12million in venture capital to fund its Phase 1 Clinical Trial which will evaluate the safety and tolerability of its PA5108 ocular implant designed to biodegrade after the treatment period.
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