How is it treated?

Treatment is tailored to the type of glaucoma and stage of the disease, using a combination of eye drops, tablets, laser therapy and surgery.

Laser Treatments include:
        YAG Laser Iridotomy: a 5 minute office procedure for treating and preventing Angle-Closure glaucoma and Pigment Dispersion syndrome.
        Argon Laser Iridoplasty: a quick procedure for treatment of Angle-Closure Glaucoma and Plateau Iris.
        Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT): a 5 minute painless office procedure for treating high eye pressures (Ocular Hypertension), the most common type of Open-Angle glaucoma, as well as some secondary glaucomas such as Pigment Dispersion syndrome and Pseudoexfoliation syndrome.

Our surgeons would be able to formulate an individualized treatment regime based on your risk factors, clinical findings and test results.

More information is available at Glaucoma Australia website.
Glaucoma
What is it?

Glaucoma encompasses a group of ocular disorders whereby the pressure inside the eyeball is high enough to cause damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision. Typically, this is due to an imbalance between the production of aqueous fluid into the eye and the exit of fluid out of the eye.

Up to 50% of people with glaucoma in our community remain undiagnosed. Our aim is to detect glaucoma early to minimize the risk of blindness using clinical judgement and a combination of sensitive diagnostic tests:

  • Humphrey Visual Fields - the gold standard test in mapping 360 degrees of vision (15 mins)
  • Digital Retinal Photography - serial comparison of optic nerves to detect structural changes and thinning (5 mins)
Retinal Nerve Fibre & Ganglion Cell Analysis (10 min) - OCT and GDX technology are used to measure the thickness of the retinal nerve fibres at the back of the eye to detect subtle loss of fibres.
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