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Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is a degenerative disease of the eyes in which high intraocular pressure (IOP) leads to a damaged optic nerve and vision problems. Glaucoma Treatment in New Jersey provided by Campus Eye Group in Hamilton offers patients three different options effective at keeping IOP levels low.

The first line of treatment in most facilities is usually eye drops.  However, the latest studies confirm what Campus doctors have known for years, and that is that drops are rarely used now as the first line of treatment. Glaucoma Treatment involves the use of lasers to alleviate this condition. Lumenis SLT laser treatment targets specific cells of the eyes to help stimulate the body’s own natural healing response to lowering intraocular eye pressure. Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI) is often the procedure recommended for narrow-angle glaucoma, causing no pain and little sensation to the patient. Side effects include blurry vision, inflammation, and mild bleeding. A third laser treatment method is Endoscopic Cyclo Photocoagulation or ECP, the newest and most advanced form of laser treatment. It can be performed on an outpatient basis and helps reduce fluid production in order to reduce pressure levels within the eye.

The third form of Glaucoma Treatment in New Jersey provided by Campus Eye Group are surgical procedures, also provided on an outpatient basis. These surgeries can be performed at the same time as cataract surgery and may involve the placement of shunt devices designed to improve the outflow of fluid from the eye as a way of relieving pressure. The patient must agree to work closely with the surgeon in following a regimen of postoperative care.

Campus Eye Group offers patients the most advanced diagnostic techniques, such as the Humphrey Field Analyzer, Ocular Coherence Tomography, and Optos Wide Field Retina and Optic Nerve High Resolution Photography to determine the presence of glaucoma and monitor its progression. It is essential that patients with a history of glaucoma in the family schedule a consultation regarding diagnosis and treatment options at Campus Eye Group.