Eye drops commonly used as an early treatment for glaucoma, and many patients can be controlled on medication alone. If that doesn't work, surgery may be necessary.
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While glaucoma can affect anyone, the people with the highest risk include African Americans over the age of 40, diabetics, people with elevated eye pressure or family histories, and anyone over the age of 60.
At Cross Roads Eye Center, we can check your intraocular pressure and evaluate your optic nerve for damage to see if you need to begin treatment.
Our doctors may recommend a simple,
in-office laser surgery as a part of the treatment of your glaucoma.
We offer 2 types of laser treatments - the SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) and LPI (Laser Peripheral Iridotomy). Both are almost painless and only take a few minutes for our doctors to perform.
We offer 2 different MIGS procedures. The first, ECP (endocyclophotocoagulation), is a laser procedure performed at the time of cataract surgery. The other, iStent, is a drainage device implanted at the time of cataract surgery.
Both procedures can lower the eye pressure and add only a few minutes to the cataract procedure with no measurable additional risk.