Glaucoma Care - Treatments: Laser & Eyedrops.

Glaucoma is the name given to a range of conditions in which people experience nerve damage, usually with increased pressure within the eyeball, leading to permanent and irreversible damage to the optic nerve, with eventual blindness if left untreated.

 

Treatments: Laser & Eyedrops

If you have concerns about glaucoma then finding a specialist glaucoma treatment London clinic could be a priority in order to receive prompt and professional care. We understand that developing glaucoma can be a big concern to any individual and their families which is why we would discuss a treatment programme with you at every stage. We can help you make sense of a glaucoma diagnosis and ensure that we manage your glaucoma treatment whilst in London both sensitively and compassionately.

Finding out you have glaucoma might come as a shock especially if you don't have any typical characteristics like diabetes or previous history in the family. We would provide opthalmic support to ensure that the best treatment plan possible was in place. Helping you to feel comfortable is our priority as we recognise that eye surgery to treat glaucoma might seem invasive and daunting.

Glaucoma laser treatment has become increasingly common and can in many cases mean the patient can resume normal activities in a short amount of time. There are various types of laser surgery options most of which will still be combined with medication of some kind. This combined approach should help to reduce intraocular eye pressure and maintain it too. Having any surgery can be daunting but glaucoma laser surgery is usually a faster and more effective treatment with little interference to daily life once complete. Sometimes it might be necessary to repeat a procedure but individual outcomes and next steps can be discussed with an opthamologist.

LondonOC provides the following treatments for Glaucoma:

• Micropulse Diode and Selective Laser
This is a new and repeatable treatment without scarring, that painlessly lowers pressure and allows many patients to do away with their daily eye drops. Micropulse technology utilises the most advanced laser energy, to deliver highly accurate and precise treatment, without unwanted side effects. This allows our consultant ophthalmologist to deliver new treatments which were not possible, or as effective, with previous Argon Type lasers.

• Eye Drop Therapies- We have available all the latest, most powerful, once daily eye-drop combinations - ask for more information.

• Glaucoma Drainage Surgery
Using powerful anti-scarring agents, and releasable stitches, Glaucoma Drainage Surgery is a proven method to give you optimal results. Our glaucoma specialist consultant surgeons will guide you on which procedure will give you the best pressure control, and all surgeries can be performed under local anaesthetic so you are able to go home on the same day as the surgery.

• Trabeculectomy- modified with minimally invasive techniques providing safer & quicker surgery with microtube implants, achieving high success rates and faster recovery. NEW EXPRESS SHUNTS to lower pressure -effective & safe.

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For more information about your glaucoma treatment in London can be found by contacting us. We are happy to discuss your options through with you to ensure you can make an informed decision about the care options available. Supporting our patients with eye health is our main concern and we would be delighted to answer any questions.

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