Washington University has some of the top glaucoma doctors in the nation. Our physicians are experts in glaucoma treatment, and give compassionate care to each of our patients. Glaucoma damages the eye’s optic nerve, and is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
Glaucoma usually occurs when the fluid pressure in the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no symptoms at first, but comprehensive eye exams can help detect glaucoma. Early glaucoma treatment can help protect your eyes against vision loss.
People at risk should get eye exams at least every two years. They include:
African Americans over age 40
People over age 60, especially Mexican Americans
People with a family history of glaucoma
Treatment options including:
Medicine Therapies including novel FDA approved medications and drug delivery
MIGS (iStent, Hydrus, Goniotomy, GATT, XEN)
Tube Shunt Surgery (Ahmed Valve, Molteno, Baerveldt)
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