Glaucoma Treatment in Westmoreland County & Pittsburgh, PA
The Center for Sight Offers Safe, Effective Glaucoma Treatments
If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, it is critically important to treat your condition immediately and maintain your course of treatment for as long as your ophthalmologist recommends.
Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness. Essentially, glaucoma results in damage to the optic nerve. One of the main symptoms of glaucoma is increased ocular pressure. If left untreated, peripheral vision will decrease and eventual blindness will result.
Protect Your Sight: Vision Loss from Glaucoma
Vision loss from glaucoma cannot be restored, so the main goal of glaucoma treatment is to halt the progression of the disease to prevent damage to your vision.
The Center for Sight offers a variety of safe, effective glaucoma treatment options that will enable you to protect your sight. With offices in Jeannette and Pittsburgh, Dr. Miroya Monsour is able to treat glaucoma patients throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
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Glaucoma Treatment Options: Eye Drops, Medication & Surgery
The severity of your glaucoma will dictate the best treatment approach(es) for your condition. Some of the most common treatment options include:
- Medications to Control Eye Pressure by Decreasing Fluid Production
- Eye Drops to Control Eye Pressure
- Laser Surgery
With proper professional care and treatment, glaucoma can be successfully treated and your sight can be spared.
The trabecular meshwork is located at the base of the cornea and allows the aqueous humor to drain from the eye. The goal of most laser surgery for glaucoma is to open up this meshwork or create alternate exit points in and around the eye to encourage excessive fluids to drain from the eye to relieve intraocular pressure.
Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty for Open-Angle Glaucoma
The Center for Sight offers Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT) for open-angle glaucoma. This commonly performed procedure is completed in the office in approximately 15 minutes, is essentially painless, and has a high degree of success for many patients.
A laser beam is focused on the drain of the eye to enable fluids to exit more easily from the eye, thus relieving the intraocular pressure. It may take a few weeks to determine whether the procedure has been successful. During this time, you must continue to take your medications and have your intraocular pressure monitored.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for Open-Angle Glaucoma
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a low-level laser procedure that is used to treat open-angle glaucoma. The SLT procedure is similar to the ALT procedure, except the laser energy output is much lower than that of ALT.
In addition, larger portions of the trabecular meshwork are left intact. The reduction of intraocular pressure with SLT is comparable to that of ALT.
Laser Peripheral Iridotomy for Angle-Closure Glaucoma
The Center for Sight offers Laser Peripheral Iridotomy for Angle-Closure Glaucoma. This procedure opens a tiny portal through the iris to enable aqueous fluid to exit from behind the iris directly onto the anterior chamber of the eye, thus bypassing the trabecular meshwork entirely.
Please contact the Center for Sight at (724) 744-4009 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Monsour to discuss your glaucoma-related concerns and learn more about the available treatment options that will help you to maintain your vision for life. You can contact our Pittsburgh Office at: (412) 621-7038.