Our team of experienced eye doctors at Monterey Bay Eye Center, is dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care services to our patients. We specialize in diagnosing and treating various eye conditions, including glaucoma. Before you visit us, we invite you to keep reading to learn more about this eye disease and how it can be treated.
Glaucoma is a common eye disease that can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. When you have high eye pressure, this can damage the optic nerve and lead to a decline in peripheral vision and possibly blindness if not treated promptly.
At Monterey Bay Eye Center, we understand the importance of an early diagnosis and treatment for glaucoma. Our ophthalmologists utilize the latest techniques and technologies to provide our patients with the best possible care to slow down the progression of the disease.
Surgery Options for Glaucoma
If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, you may be wondering what treatment options are available. At our practice, we offer a range of advanced glaucoma surgery options, including minimally invasive procedures that can help to reduce the pressure inside the eye and prevent further damage to the optic nerve.
Our team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is designed for your condition. We will take the time to explain all of your options to help you make an informed decision if you are considering surgery.
An iStent is the smallest medical implant that can be placed in the human body. It can be safely implanted in the during cataract surgery to improve the outward flow of your eye’s natural fluid, which helps to lower eye pressure. Generally, most glaucoma patients benefit from receiving an iStent during cataract surgery
The iStent is implanted after the cataract is removed. Both procedures are performed under local anesthesia.