Glaucoma Surgery
Los Angeles

Retain your ability to see

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.

At Advanced Vision Care, our facility and surgeons deliver the top glaucoma surgery Los Angeles has to offer. We have vast experience working with glaucoma patients, and we can provide the customized treatment you need.

GLAUCOMA AWARENESS

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

One of many types of glaucoma may affect an individual. 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 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 Los Angeles clients trust.

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.

Treating glaucoma

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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