Laser Treatments for Glaucoma Effective

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Laser Treatments for Glaucoma Effective

“We really have taken steps to make glaucoma treatment more patient friendly with laser treatment rather than eye drops where possible,” commented Ophthalmologist Claudia Castiblanco, M.D. “Today Laser treatment for glaucoma is regarded as a safe and effective treatment for glaucoma and may be considered as first-line therapy in early to moderate-stage open-angle glaucoma when eye pressure or IOP is less than 35 mm Hg,” noted Dr. Castiblanco.

Recent research presented at the World Glaucoma Congress also indicated that the SLT Laser may also be useful for glaucoma induced by the use of steroids and the ALT and SLT Laser may be useful in treating pigmentary glaucoma. “I do want to caution patients about their expectations however,” emphasized Dr. Castiblanco. “There is no actual cure for glaucoma and although laser treatments can be quite effective we must provide meticulous follow up and monitoring to ensure that patients continue to do well over time in order to preserve eye health and vision.”

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about laser treatment of glaucoma please schedule an eye exam at Doctor & Associates-203-227-4113, visit Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County or to schedule an appointment.

Doctor & Associates is a leading Fairfield County Connecticut eye care practice with offices at 129 Kings Highway North, Westport, Connecticut 06880, 195 Danbury Road, Wilton, Connecticut 06897 and 148 East Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851.