Glaucoma is a chronic condition that cannot be cured, but only managed to preserve your sight. After a glaucoma diagnosis, it’s important that you follow your doctor’s instructions to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your glaucoma treatment and protect your sight.
Dr. Armin Vishteh offers most glaucoma treatments. If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma and need treatment, please call 888-514-2020 or email Armin Vishteh, MD today to schedule an appointment at our offices in: Rancho Cucamonga, Burbank, Santa Monica.
Glaucoma Treatment Options
There are many current glaucoma treatments and others in development. Currently, the most common treatments for glaucoma include:
- Eye drops
- Laser surgery
Dr. Vishteh can prescribe appropriate eye drops and perform laser surgery. Microsurgery is referred to a specialist to ensure you get the best possible care.
Eye Drops for Glaucoma
Eye drops are the most common first-line treatment for glaucoma. They work well to regulate open angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease. Although it is possible for people to have negative interactions between eye drops and other medications, there are several different kinds of eye drops available, including:
- Prostaglandin analogs
- Beta blockers
- Adrenergic drops
- Alpha-adrenergic antagonists
- Carbonin anhydrase inhibitors
These different options ensure that nearly everyone can find an effective glaucoma eye drop treatment with minimal side effects and medicine interaction.
As glaucoma increases in severity, eye drops either become an ineffective treatment or the number of applications increases to the point where they become inconvenient. At this point, people may look for an alternative treatment that may reduce or eliminate the need for eye drops.
Laser surgery for glaucoma opens up the eye’s drainage duct. It can be used to open a clogged duct or to put a small hole in structures that may block the drainage duct (such as your iris). Dr. Vishteh performs argon laser trabeculoplasty, selective laser trabeculoplasty, and laser peripheral iridotomy.
If you are looking for effective glaucoma treatment, please contact Armin Vishteh, MD today for a free consultation at our offices in: Rancho Cucamonga, Burbank, Santa Monica.