Glaucoma is permanent damage to the optic nerve from Intraocular Pressure that is relatively too high. Reducing internal eye pressure has been consistently demonstrated in large controlled studies to reduce the rate of visual field loss. Generally multiple eye medications and laser procedures are initially tried to control pressure, if these fail, glaucoma surgery is often needed to save vision.
The surgeons at the Eye Surgery Center have received advanced training in glaucoma surgery and have been routinely performing these procedures over 20 years. The most common procedures performed are trabeculectomy and implantation of glaucoma drainage devices, which are discussed in more detail in this section.