Glaucoma Management and Surgery


Glaucoma is a disease caused by an increase in pressure within the eye, which, if left untreated, can result in blindness. There are many different types of glaucoma. Primary open angle glaucoma in its early stages causes no symptoms. It is diagnosed by regular eye examinations which include a test to measure intraocular pressure. Usually chronic glaucoma can be treated with drugs in the form of eye drops. Narrow angle glaucoma causes pain in the eye, headaches, occasional visual symptoms like halos around lights and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Laser surgery is an effective treatment for this type of glaucoma.

Glaucoma treatments we offer:

  • Diagnostic testing to monitor advancement of disease including Haag Streit Octopus Visual Fields and OCT (see section on Our Technology)
  • Laser surgeries, including selective laser trabeculoplasty and laser iridotomy in the office, and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation at Wills Surgery Center.
  • Medical Treatment with eye drops
  • Glaucoma surgeries, such as Goniotomy, iStent  and XEN gel stent placement, either alone or in conjunction with cataract surgery. Our glaucoma surgeon, Dr. Harrison Bannett, has fellowship training in advanced glaucoma surgical techniques.