Glaucoma Management in Denver

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Comprehensive Glaucoma Management Options

Cherry Creek Eye is here to help our patients with glaucoma manage their symptoms and limit their progression. Glaucoma is an eye disease that results in damage to the eye’s optic nerve. This damage is often caused by an increase in pressure inside the eye due to a buildup of fluid.

We are committed to decreasing your glaucoma symptoms and prioritizing early diagnosis with our comprehensive eye exams and diagnostic technology. We want to limit damage to your eyes and slow down the progression of possible vision loss.

We offer glaucoma management options that include selective laser trabeculoplasty, Xen gel stents, iStent infinite, and peripheral iridotomy. Book an appointment to learn more about our management options.

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Next Steps After Diagnosis

With early diagnosis, prompt glaucoma treatment can be started. If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, it’s important to work with an eye doctor to manage it through medication or surgery in order to prevent any further vision loss and damage.

Don’t take any chances with your sight. Schedule regular eye exams to keep track of your vision and eye health.

Medication & Surgery for Glaucoma

Glaucoma symptoms can be reduced and intraocular pressure can be decreased with certain medications. Eye doctors will usually try drug therapies first for glaucoma patients rather than resorting to surgical techniques. 

Some of the medications we recommend for glaucoma include:

  • Beta-blockers to reduce fluid production
  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors to reduce fluid production
  • Miotic or cholinergic agents to increase fluid outflow
  • Prostaglandin-like compounds to increase fluid outflow
  • Alpha-agonists to reduce fluid production and increase drainage.
  • Epinephrine compounds to increase fluid outflow.

If intraocular pressure in your eyes is high and you need immediate relief, we may recommend surgery. There are 2 main surgical procedures used to drain fluid from the eye for those with glaucoma:

  • Laser surgery: During laser surgery for glaucoma, a high-intensity laser is used to help open the eye’s trabecular meshwork—its natural drainage system—and allow fluid to drain out of the eye. 
  • Filtering microsurgery: During filtering microsurgery, small incisions are made in the eye to help fluid drain naturally. This procedure is often reserved for emergencies or used when laser or medication treatments have not been effective.

Advanced Glaucoma Management Options

When medication is not enough, we offer advanced glaucoma management options for you to consider. Glaucoma can be damaging to the eyes without treatment, so as soon as other options have been found ineffective, these options should be considered.

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation on our advanced management options for glaucoma. 

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is used in the treatment of glaucoma and can be an important tool in lowering intraocular pressure. This treatment can use automated technology to increase efficiency and promote positive outcomes.

The Ex-Press mini-shunt is inserted under the conjunctiva of the eye to decrease intraocular pressure. The conjunctiva of the eye is the thin membrane that covers the eye and protects it. This shunt is made of metal and is quite small (about 3 millimeters long).

The Xen gel stent is a surgical implant meant to lower the intraocular pressure for those with open-angle glaucoma. It is used as a supplement to other glaucoma medication treatments or when previous surgical procedures have not been effective.

The stent is a small flexible tube that is placed under the conjunctiva.

The iStent Infinite is an implantable device that is used to lower intraocular pressure. It is used where previous surgical procedures have failed to treat open-angle glaucoma and can also be used for patients undergoing cataract surgery.

This device provides 24/7 intraocular pressure control and is considered microinvasive.

Peripheral iridotomy is a laser procedure where the laser creates a hole in the iris to help relieve intraocular pressure by allowing fluid to escape. Peripheral iridotomy often uses the argon laser.

Get Comprehensive Support for Glaucoma

Glaucoma symptoms can be subtle, and the health of your eyes can be at risk without treatment. We offer a wide array of glaucoma management options for our patients, including noninvasive medications and long-term surgical solutions.

Book an appointment today to discuss your options for glaucoma management.

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  • 4999 E. Kentucky Ave., Suite 202
  • Denver, CO 80246

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