Glaucoma Treatments

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At New Eyes Las Vegas, we are committed to early detection and successful management of glaucoma. Experienced ophthalmologist Jason C. Smart, MD has joined the New Eyes team in order to provide our patients with some of the latest minimally-invasive surgical treatment options available. Dr. Smart specializes in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and completed an ophthalmology residency with direct training from some of the pioneers in the field of micro-invasive glaucoma surgery.

How Is Glaucoma Treated?

There is no cure for glaucoma, and vision loss due to damage of the optic nerve typically cannot be restored. This is why regular checkups and early detection are crucial. However, there are several options to treat glaucoma and protect vision from deteriorating as discussed, below.

Eye Drops for Glaucoma

Prescription eye drops are typically the first treatment option recommended to patients. There are several different types of eye drops that can help control eye pressure to prevent the progression of glaucoma. Your doctor at New Eyes can help customize your eye drop regimen to best fit your needs.

GLAUCOMA DROPS VIDEO

Laser Glaucoma Treatment with SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty)

If eye drops are not sufficient in managing elevated eye pressure, several options are available, including laser surgery with selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). SLT uses a gentle light that can help improve drainage from the eye. It often reduces dependence to drops. It often reduces the dependence on drops and in some may even stop the need for ongoing glaucoma medication. The effects of this procedure can last 1 to 5 years and and may be repeated in the future.

GLAUCOMA: S.L.T. SURGERY VIDEO

Minimally-Invasive or Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

If glaucoma continues to progress, surgery may be required in an attempt to relieve eye pressure and reduce potential damage to the optic nerve. The category of surgeries called MIGS are minimally-invasive to optimize results with improved patient comfort and safety. There are several types of MIGS offered at New Eyes:

MIGS: HOW MICRO-STENTS WORK VIDEO

Benefits of MIGS*
The innovative options available for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery offer many benefits, including:

*Individual Results May Vary

Traditional Glaucoma Surgery

If initial treatment is not successful in controlling eye pressure, or if glaucoma is advanced, then a traditional surgical approach may be needed. Examples of traditional surgical options include:

TRABECULECTOMY: OVERVIEW VIDEO

Contact Us

Regular eye exams with a qualified professional are often the only way to detect glaucoma. Contact us to schedule an appointment. If you have glaucoma, Dr. Smart can evaluate your progression, discuss treatment options with you, and create a personalized plan to prevent further damage and vision loss.