PROCEDURES

Information About Glaucoma Procedures

About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an often unnoticeable ocular disease that causes internal pressure within the eye. If left untreated, this pressure can build up to the point of damaging the optic nerve, which is in charge of sending images to the brain. Once identified, glaucoma can be treated in a number of ways, including ABiC, iStent, and SLT. Schedule an appointment with the skilled team at Vance Thompson Vision in Alexandria, MN to discuss your options for treating glaucoma.

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Due to the increased pressure on the eye(s), our glaucoma patients can have varying levels of damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to blindness.

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

ABiC, ab-interno canaloplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to slow the progression of glaucoma and decrease a reliance on glaucoma medications.

ECP

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

Endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) involves the application of laser energy to the ciliary body epithelium in an effort to lower eye pressure.

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

During cataract surgery, an iStent can be inserted into the trabecular meshwork of the eye for patients with glaucoma to relieve intraocular pressure.

SLT

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) relieves intraocular pressure for glaucoma patients when less aggressive treatments do not produce results.

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

If you have refractory glaucoma or had an unsuccessful surgical treatment or medical therapy in the past, we can consult with you for the XEN® stent.

We use the minimally invasive Kahook dual blade in a goniotomy to create an incision in the trabecular meshwork to reduce intraocular pressure.

An Ahmed tube shunt is a surgical intervention to drain fluid from the eye to reduce intraocular pressure and prevent damage to the optic nerve.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.