What is Glaucoma?

Known as the “Silent Thief of Sight”, Glaucoma is a disease that can damage the optic nerve and eventually cause blindness. While the condition is rare, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.

Clear fluid inside your eye maintains a constant healthy pressure. In fact, your eye continually produces a small amount of fluid while an equal amount of fluid flows out of your eye to maintain the pressure. If you have glaucoma, the aqueous humor does not flow out of the eye properly. Fluid pressure in the eye builds up and, over time, causes damage to the optic nerve fibers.

What We Do

When medications alone are unable to control the progression of glaucoma, surgery is indicated. We use the latest techniques and technology in laser surgery (SLT). We also perform incisional glaucoma surgery, alone or in combination with cataract surgery.