Glaucoma Doctors & Treatment
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is the term for a group of conditions that damage your eye’s optic nerve due to abnormally high intraocular pressure (IOP). For individuals with glaucoma, IOP builds up and can press on the optic nerve, which is the part of your vision system that’s responsible for transmitting what your eyes see to the brain. Unfortunately, damage to your optic nerve from high IOP is irreversible, making glaucoma the leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 60.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma
Our co-founder and glaucoma doctor, Dr. Bradley Barnett, has years of experience in treating a range of eye issues, including diagnosing and treating glaucoma. He’ll use advanced technology to check your eyes and determine the severity of your glaucoma, and then tailor a treatment plan just for you.
Eye Drops & Other Medications
Depending on your specific case of glaucoma, Dr. Barnett can also suggest medical eye drops, supplements, and other medications to help regulate your IOP and keep your condition in check. He’ll discuss everything with you, including the details of your personalized treatment plan, during a consultation.
At California LASIK & Eye, we also have an array of cutting-edge options for treating and managing glaucoma, including laser procedures such as micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). MIGS is a procedure where a small medical device, a microscopic stent, is implanted into your eye to help improve the flow of fluids, regulate your IOP and enhance your quality of life.
Laser Treatment for Glaucoma
We can also treat and manage your glaucoma via laser surgery, which can help reduce your IOP. Certain patients are excellent candidates for selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), a laser treatment that reduces pressure in your eye and has a proven track record of effectiveness. Dr. Barnett will be happy to discuss your candidacy and treatment options during a consultation.
OMNI® Surgical System
The OMNI® Surgical System provides a revolutionary way of treating glaucoma through a minimally invasive procedure. Using the OMNI® Surgical System, Dr. Barnett can clear up blockages that lead to fluid buildup in your eyes to relieve pressure on your optic nerve. We’re even able to perform the procedure at the same time as cataract surgery!
Combining Glaucoma Treatment with Cataract Surgery
Dr. Barnett has also had success combining glaucoma treatment with cataract surgery. This kind of treatment provides patients with clear vision and can help them manage their IOP using medication or other laser treatments.
Why Choose Us for Glaucoma Treatment
At California LASIK & Eye, Dr. Barnett and our team are always ready to do what’s necessary to keep your vision protected from glaucoma and its effects. You can trust our glaucoma doctor to help determine which type of the condition your eyes have and the best course of action for managing it.