We Are A Glaucoma Center of Excellence
Glaucoma has been called “the silent thief of sight.” It is associated with high pressure in the eye and characterized by damage to the optic nerve with slow vision loss that can eventually lead to blindness. Glaucoma affects two million Americans, and half of them are unaware they even have the disease, but we believe everyone deserves to see the world with better eyes. Glaucoma shouldn’t stand in the way of that.
With our experienced specialists and advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, you can see the world through better eyes.
Icon’s fellowship-trained specialists provide industry-leading care using the latest, advanced technology and techniques.
Can Glaucoma Be Cured?
Unfortunately, there is presently no cure for glaucoma, but our team of glaucoma specialists are here to serve you. We offer a variety of glaucoma treatment options to relieve symptoms, slow progress of the disease, and prevent further damage or loss of sight.
How is Glaucoma Treated?
Treatment options for glaucoma range from eyedrops to surgery. Your case will be unique to you, and the treatment plan we develop for you will be uniquely yours. Typically, we begin with glaucoma therapy, to preserve your current level of vision and prevent further peripheral, and sometimes central, vision loss. The rest of your treatment plan will depend on the type of glaucoma, the degree to which it has progressed, underlying risk factors, and more.
Some of our treatments for glaucoma are
Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI) is a laser treatment for narrow angles, narrow angle glaucoma, and acute angle closure glaucoma. During LPI treatment, a laser is used to target the narrow angles between the iris and cornea in an attempt to widen them and increase fluid flow. This allows the eye to better regulate intraocular pressure.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a laser-enabled procedure to treat intraocular pressure (IOP) caused by open-angle glaucoma. Successful SLT treatment typically lasts anywhere from 1 to 5 years. Patients can undergo SLT surgery multiple times as needed. SLT may replace the need for glaucoma medication in some patients, but additional medications may still be needed in some cases.
If you’ve been managing your glaucoma symptoms with medication, and also need cataract surgery, iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass may be an ideal option for you. iStent is a tiny implant that’s helped thousands of people with glaucoma successfully manage their intraocular pressure and reduce or eliminate their need for hypotensive eyedrops. By taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity during cataract surgery, you can address both conditions at the same time.
Cyclophotocoagulation (cyclo-photocoagulation; CPC; or ECP if performed endoscopically) is an alternative glaucoma treatment most often used when glaucoma medication and other surgical treatment options do not lower intraocular pressure (IOP) as much as desired or required. These glaucoma cases are often referred to as ‘refractory,’ or stubborn and resistant to treatment.