How Is Glaucoma Treated?
- Medications: Eye drops are the most commonly used early treatment for glaucoma and many patients can be controlled on medication alone.
- Laser Surgery: Our doctors may recommend a simple, in-office laser surgery if necessary. There are two types of laser treatments: SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) and LPI (Laser Peripheral Iridotomy). Both are virtually painless and only take a few minutes.
- Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS): Our doctors perform two different MIGS procedures. The first, called an iStent, is a drainage device implanted at the time of cataract surgery. The second, called ECP (EndoCycloPhotocoagulation), is a laser procedure performed at the time of cataract surgery. Both procedures can lower the eye pressure and add only a few minutes to the cataract procedure with no measurable additional risk.