Scottsdale’s Glaucoma Surgery Specialist
Do you suffer from blurry vision, headaches, or eye pain caused by glaucoma? Seek treatment today at Arora Eye. Dr. Arora and his team of eye care providers will help find the glaucoma treatment plan that’s right for you.
Glaucoma Types & Treatment Options
There are three different types of glaucoma that you can develop: primary open-angle, open-angle, and angle-closure.
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You can develop this glaucoma type at any age. Symptoms don’t show until damage to the optic nerve has occurred, which results in vision loss. Thankfully, primary open-angle glaucoma responds well to treatment.
Although it’s rare, you can develop this type of glaucoma due to a complication during eye surgery or an eye injury. Get your eyes checked after any eye-related trauma to rule out open-angle glaucoma. We also recommend visiting us if you recently had eye surgery or an eye infection, as these conditions could cause open-angle glaucoma. We generally treat secondary open-angle glaucoma surgically.
Patients typically develop angle-closure glaucoma later in life. If left untreated, your intraocular pressure builds rapidly and can damage the eyes significantly. Angle-closure glaucoma is best treated with medications and laser treatments.
We will start by asking a series of questions to determine what caused your glaucoma to develop, including questions related to your medical history, family history, and lifestyle. This thorough process will help our team provide an accurate diagnosis and customized treatment plan.
A vision specialist will utilize advanced diagnostic equipment to gather additional information regarding any damage to or abnormality in your eyes. Depending on what type of glaucoma you have, the specialist will recommend a targeted surgical solution. Some treatment options include YAG laser trabeculoplasty (YLT), glaucoma drainage implants, laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI), and Ahmed shunt surgery.
Potential Risks of Glaucoma Treatment
Every treatment—especially if it involves surgery—has some risks involved. That’s why our team of vision experts will take the time to walk you through those risks, so you’re fully informed before seeking treatment. After surgery, we will provide you with protective eyewear and care instructions to ensure proper healing. Dr. Arora will also prescribe medication to alleviate any pain or discomfort you may experience during the healing process.
Your Glaucoma Surgery Specialist
Whether you’re ready to schedule glaucoma surgery or simply want to learn more about your treatment options, Dr. Arora and his team of glaucoma specialists are here to help. Contact us today to get started.