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Glaucoma Surgery
Los Angeles

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Dr. Sahar Bedrood is a board-certified, fellowship-trained glaucoma and cataract specialist. She has expertise in complex and advanced techniques in cataract surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery and premium intraocular lens implantation.

At Advanced Vision Care, we have vast experience working with glaucoma patients, and we can provide the customized treatment you need. Reach out today to book your appointment with the top glaucoma doctor Los Angeles has to offer.

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WHAT IS GLAUCOMA?

Glaucoma is a very serious and debilitating eye condition that occurs due to damage or injury on the optic nerve. This injury causes the affected person to experience vision problems, which progressively worsen.

The reality about glaucoma is that so far, no cure is available to treat the disease. However, don’t let this frighten you. With timely treatment and care, you will be able to prevent your eyesight from worsening and ensure you retain your ability to see.

WATCH THIS VIDEO ABOUT GLAUCOMA

Who is vulnerable to glaucoma?

Typically, the following individuals are vulnerable to glaucoma:

  • People over the age of 40.
  • People with poor vision or other eye conditions.
  • People with diabetes, high BP or anemia.
  • People who have experienced eye injury.
  • People with thin and sensitive corneas.
  • People with a genetic vulnerability to glaucoma.

Symptoms of glaucoma

  • Headaches.
  • Dizziness.
  • Blurry vision.
  • Tunnel vision.
  • A vision that progressively worsens – first in the peripheral vision later in the central vision.
  • Pain on and around the eye.
  • Halo-rings in the line of sight.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Red eyes.

Types of glaucoma

There are many types of glaucoma. When you see our glaucoma doctor in Los Angeles you will learn which is affecting you. These types are:

Primary open-angle glaucoma

The aqueous humor, which is the liquid covering the eye, flows out of the eye through web-like channels. These channels ensure that excessive pressure isn’t built on the optic nerve. The primary open-angle glaucoma occurs when the drainage canals in the eye do not work as they should and the pressure within the eye and on the optic nerve increases.

This is the most common and most chronic type of glaucoma. Over 3 million Americans are diagnosed with primary open-angle glaucoma.

Primary angle-closure glaucoma

In this condition, the drainage canals in the eye are blocked by the iris and the pressure on the optic nerve is constantly high. The iris comes forward, away from its place, and closes-off the drainage canal.

Secondary glaucoma

When a different eye condition causes injury to the optic nerve or leads to an increase in pressure on the optic nerve, it results in secondary glaucoma. Here, glaucoma is a consequence of another serious eye condition.

Congenital glaucoma

This glaucoma condition occurs in babies and children. It could either be hereditary or due to an eye condition or injury that occurs due to fetal abnormalities during the pregnancy.

Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome

This is a very rare type of glaucoma where cells on the posterior surface of the cornea disintegrate and bind like adhesions to the iris. This can cause the surface of the iris to get damaged while the drainage canals in the eyes become clogged.

Apart from the above conditions, glaucoma can also occur if a chemical is sprayed into the eye and burns the optic nerve. Additionally, any bacterial, viral or fungal infection in the eye may sometimes damage the optic nerve, causing glaucoma.

WHAT IS LASER PERIPHERAL
IRIDOTOMY (LPI)?

For patients with narrow-angle glaucoma. A small hole is made in the iris during your glaucoma surgery in Los Angeles to increase the angle between the iris and cornea and encourage fluid drainage.

WHAT IS SELECTIVE LASER TRABECULOPLASTY (SLT)?

An advanced laser system that improves the flow of fluid in the eye, lowering eye pressure for patients with glaucoma. Find out more in the video below.

WHAT IS FILTERING MICROSURGERY (TRABECULECTOMY)?

For patients who have not been helped with laser surgery or medications. A new drainage passage is created by cutting a small hole in the sclera (the white part of the eye) and creating a collection pouch between the sclera and conjunctiva (the outer covering of the eye). Our clinic performs the trabeculectomy.

TUBE SHUNT
SURGERY

May be recommended for patients with neovascular glaucoma, failed trabeculectomy, or susceptibility to developing scar tissue. A thin, flexible tube (a shunt) with a silicone pouch is inserted in the eye to facilitate drainage.

Glaucoma Surgery FAQs

What is the success rate of glaucoma surgery?

Research shows that approximately 70-90% of glaucoma-filtering surgery cases in older people are successful in a year. However, these cases entail at least one year of doctor’s follow-up.

What kind of surgery is done for glaucoma?

Trabeculectomy surgery is ideal for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma. The optician makes a tiny opening on top of your eye under the eyelid to allow excess fluid to flow out. This procedure can take less than 1 hour.

How serious is glaucoma surgery?

Medical experts report a 1% risk of complications associated with traditional glaucoma surgery. However, at least 8 out of 100 glaucoma surgery patients suffer permanent vision loss in severe cases.

What is the most common glaucoma surgery?

Laser surgery is the most common glaucoma surgery option for many doctors. It is straightforward, and you can choose to have it at your doctor’s office or a certified clinic.

How long does it take your eye to heal from glaucoma surgery?

If you have normal pressure, it will take about one to two weeks to resume light jobs after glaucoma surgery. Some patients require only a few days to resume regular activities such as reading, using computers and phones, and watching television.

Is glaucoma surgery painful?

Most glaucoma surgery patients do not experience pain since the relaxing medications and local anesthetic ease the significant pain.

Dos and don'ts after Glaucoma Surgery

Always keep your face clean and wash your hands before installing eye drops. Moreover, avoid touching the eye or bending forward while bathing.

Treating glaucoma at Advanced Vision Care in Los Angeles

At Advanced Vision Care, our team of doctors will use a combination of medicine, laser surgery, and MIGS procedures to help you keep your eyesight. Our treatments are highly-personalized, and your medical requirements and needs are taken into consideration. Our surgeons are trained in delivering the best glaucoma surgery in Los Angeles. Contact us for more information.

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