Southern California Eye Consultants at the Cataract and Glaucoma Institute of Orange County
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve. Without treatment, glaucoma can progress to permanent, irreversible vision loss.
What is Glaucoma?
There are different types of glaucoma. Most occur when pressure in the eye (intraocular) increases, damaging the optic nerve but sometimes optic nerve damage can occur even when intraocular pressure is normal.
Glaucoma often has no obvious symptoms and can be difficult to diagnose. During regular, comprehensive eye examinations with the ophthalmologist, many tests may be conducted to detect and diagnose glaucoma.
iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent is a technologically advanced solution for mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma. The unique device can be implanted during cataract surgery, allowing both conditions to be addressed at the same time.
Today, there are many innovative, technologically advanced surgical approaches being used in the treatment of glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist can fully explain the risks and benefits of each procedure and whether or not one is right for you.
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