The main aim of treatment for open-angle glaucoma is minimizing damage to the optic nerve. This can be done through medication, laser treatment, and surgery.
Eye drops can positively affect the fluids in your eye and help prevent permanent vision loss. However, it’s important to understand that these have side effects. Getting advice from an experienced eye specialist is essential.
Once medical treatment has begun, follow-up visits will be necessary to monitor treatment impacts. The ophthalmologist will want to recheck eye pressures, and may well say you need to take the eye drops indefinitely.
Laser treatment applied to drainage channels in the eye is another possible way of reducing pressure in the eye. Be aware that even if such treatment is successful you may have to continue using eye drops.
Various surgical treatments for open-angle glaucoma are also possible. These include micro-invasive glaucoma surgery, trabeculectomy (creating an alternative pathway for eye fluids), and drainage implant surgery.
Ours is the first walk-in eye center in New Jersey. We are proud of the services we provide to the local community and the wider public. Our experienced team of ophthalmologists includes Dr. Frank Parisi, a board certified glaucoma specialist well-versed in open-angle glaucoma. We accept patients with Medicare and all major insurance plans. Drop in and see us for a vision check to prevent vision loss from open-angle glaucoma.