Early detection leads to the most effective glaucoma treatment. The eye doctors at Louisiana Eye & Laser offer advanced treatments for patients diagnosed with glaucoma. For patients with both cataracts and glaucoma, we were one of the first practices in the region to offer the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent. This revolutionary procedure helps reduce pressure in the eye during cataract surgery.
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) Options
A bypass implant is placed into your eye’s natural drainage system to assist in allowing aqueous fluid to exit the eye and decrease the IOP.
This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that helps reduce intraocular pressure by improving the drainage of aqueous fluid.
XEN Gel Implant
This is a surgical implant that lowers high eye pressure in open-angle glaucoma patients. This is usually presented as a treatment option when previous surgical treatment have failed and/or medications alone are insufficient to control introcular pressure.
Traditional Incisional Surgery
Your Louisiana Eye & Laser ophthalmologist uses fine microsurgical instruments to create a new drainage channel for the aqueous fluid to leave the eye. This results in lowering of IOP.
Glaucoma Drainage Devices
Your Alexandria ophthalmologist uses fine microsurgical instruments to insert a small tube into the eye. This allows the aqueous fluid to exit the eye into an external reservoir that is located around the eye in the eye socket.
Your ophthalmologist may recommend eye drops to help control your glaucoma. These prescription drops will need to be taken daily.
Blood pressure has been found to have an impact on intraocular pressure. For patients with high blood pressure and have been diagnosed with glaucoma, your Alexandria eye doctor may prescribe medication that dilates blood vessels.
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If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, or have a family history of glaucoma, request an appointment today with one of our Alexandria glaucoma specialists.