Glaucoma surgery may be necessary for some patients in correcting the imbalance that exists between how much fluid your eyes create and how much they are able to drain. Until that imbalance is effectively addressed, the pressure inside your eyes will be too high. You are at risk for damage to your eyes or for vision loss that could be severe. Here at Malouf Eye Center, we are committed to your ocular well-being and that’s why we offer expert procedures to correct glaucoma.
The simplest and most advanced glaucoma surgery that our eye doctor in Camp Springs can perform is done by laser. There are two: Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT) and Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT). Thanks to the state-of-the-art laser technology used, the procedure is generally painless, done outpatient, and with no downtime. You can go back to your normal routine, even work, right away. The entire procedure only takes a few minutes to do. Additional options, which may be applicable to you depending on your unique situation, minimally invasive. Some aggressive surgeries could be suggested in more serious situations. There are greater risks in such procedures, but they will only be considered when our eye doctor in Camp Springs determines that any concerns are outweighed by the potential benefits. If you are fortunate, you may be able to avoid the need for surgery entirely. This is not always the case, of course, but the odds for it improve dramatically if your glaucoma is diagnosed in its earliest stages. Since there are no obvious symptoms at that point, you will need to come in for a yearly eye exam, which is a good idea anyway for both testing your vision and for screenings related to other common eye diseases.
Arrange an appointment to come in for a consultation with our eye doctor in Camp Springs. The sooner your glaucoma is addressed, the better the probably outcome.