Your suitability for glaucoma treatment will largely depend on which type of glaucoma you have. Your doctor will review your medical history and conduct a comprehensive eye examination to determine this.
In many cases, we can control glaucoma using eye drops that reduce the pressure inside the eye. Your specialist will recommend the best one for you based on your condition. Glaucoma management with eye drops requires your commitment because you must use them regularly and continuously to be effective.
Laser trabeculoplasty is a straightforward procedure, performed under local anaesthetic. We use a gentle laser to encourage the eye’s drainage channels to improve outflow, reducing the pressure inside the eye.
Occasionally, we use surgery to create a new channel to allow fluid to drain out of the eye. Glaucoma surgery is usually very effective, and you may even find that you need no further medications after surgery.
It’s important to remember that glaucoma, once diagnosed, will be with you for the rest of your life. While there are many effective treatments available, you must take your treatment as advised, and have regular check-ups.
Our glaucoma specialists have significant glaucoma experience, offering a range of effective treatments that include eye drops, medication, laser treatment and surgery.
Your eye surgeon will create a suitable management plan that will often start with eye drops or laser treatment. If these treatments are not providing a suitable reduction in pressure, we will consider surgery.
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The first step is to call us so we can answer any questions we can on the phone. Give our friendly team a call on 0800 99 2020 or request a call back from us.
At your consultation, we’ll diagnose your issues, answer your questions and give you a clear recommendation based on your needs. You’ll confidently leave with a clear understanding of your treatment options.
After treatment, people often tell us how pleased they were that they took action when they did. They’re often so glad that they reached out so that we could address their concerns and help them resolve their troublesome eye condition.
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As part of his ophthalmology specialty training, Dr Dunne gained valuable experience in major centres such as Auckland and Wellington, with a final two years undertaking Medical Retina advanced training based at the Greenlane Eye Clinic in Auckland. LEARN MORE
As with any operation, there are risks associated with glaucoma surgery. It’s important to note, however, that surgery has very high success rates in substantially slowing the progression of glaucoma. When it comes to surgical intervention for advanced glaucoma cases, the benefits typically outweigh the risks. Click here to read more.