Treating Glaucoma with Laser Technology
Posted By || 04-21-2016
Glaucoma is a common eye condition that in serious conditions can result in permanent blindness. Luckily, with proper screening glaucoma and be easily prevented or treated with early detection, which is why Dr. Soroudi checks every patient who comes to our offices — no matter the reason for the appointment.
What is Glaucoma
Glaucoma is an eye disease that is usually caused by high eye (intraocular) pressure and can damage the optic nerve. High levels of pressure are thought to lead to damage to the optic nerve, which can then result in permanent blindness. In fact, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 years old. The disease progresses slowly and often does not show early symptoms making screening critical to treating the condition early on and reducing damage to the eye. While there are an estimated 3 million Americans who have glaucoma, only about half of them are aware that they have the condition.
Dr. Soroudi has made it a priority to maintain our patients’ eye health and makes sure that every patient is screened during their exams no matter what their appointment is for. Beyond regular screening, our centers are equipped with the most advanced technologies for proper screening. The Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers are equipped with:
- Humphrey Field Analyzer: Which is known as the “gold standard” in glaucoma screening.
- Cirrus (high-definition) OCT Unit: A tool that can provides precise imaging and analysis of the optic nerve.
- Pachymeter (Pachmate DGH55): A tool that can examine the central corneal thickness, which is another important clue while managing glaucoma.
While the most common treatment option for glaucoma has been eye drops, Dr. Soroudi has been trained to treat the condition by utilizing laser technology. By using the Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT) or the Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), Dr. Soroudi is able to help lower patients’ intraocular pressure. This is done by targeting the specific parts of the eyes that are responsible for drainage of the aqueous humor. Through the use of laser treatment, intraocular pressure can be lowered significantly. Many patients no longer need to use pressure-lowering eye drops after the procedure.
Suffer from glaucoma and wonder if laser treatment could help your condition? Trust your eyes with Dr. Soroudi who is one of the most sought after LASIK doctors in the Los Angeles area. Contact us today to learn more about your options at (888) 495-0977 to schedule your free consultation.Categories: Blog
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