Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases marked by increased pressure within the eye that, if left untreated, can damage the optic nerve and cause loss of vision. At Harman Eye Center, we have state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and manage glaucoma.
Glaucoma can be treated in one of two ways: medication or surgery. Both of these treatments are aimed at lowering intraocular pressure. Medications are considered to be the first line of treatment for the disease. If this fails, then surgery will be considered.
Glaucoma medications are either oral or topical. Topical medications such as eye drops, eye ointments, or inserts (strips of medication inserted in the corner of the eye), work to reduce intraocular pressure either by increasing the outflow of fluid from the eye or by reducing the amount of fluid produced by the eye.
For patients who still have an elevated intraocular pressure after being treated with medications, your doctor may recommend either laser or conventional surgery.
All surgeries are performed at our state-of-the-art Surgery Center, so you’ll never need to go to a hospital. It’s convenient, modern and very accessible with easy parking and a comfortable waiting area for families.