Glaucoma Treatment2021-12-02T13:20:36+00:00

Save your sight with glaucoma treatment in Auckland or Hawke’s Bay

Our range of treatments can keep your glaucoma under control with minimal stress

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Save your sight with glaucoma treatment in Auckland or Hawke’s Bay

Our range of treatments can keep your glaucoma under control with minimal stress

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Maintain confidence in your vision

Discover how glaucoma treatment can secure your sight so you can live life – worry-free

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.

While glaucoma cannot be ‘cured’, we can control it so that further damage to your eyes is slowed or stopped altogether, preventing blindness.

Treatments generally work by lowering the pressure inside the eye so that no further damage to the optic disc occurs.

Advantages
  • Treatment lowers eye pressure to reduce the risk of further damage to the optic nerve.
Disadvantages
  • If we cannot achieve adequate control with eye drops or laser treatment, you may need surgical intervention.
Risks include:
  • Allergy to eye drops
  • Infection
Eye drops

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 treatment

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.

Ongoing treatment

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.

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.

Glaucoma treatments can be highly effective at reducing eye pressure. If started early, it can stop or slow the disease process in many cases.

Gain relief from a worrying eye condition

We understand that any issue with your eyes can be a weight on your shoulders. Book an appointment today, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and put your mind at ease.

Book an appointment

Gain relief from a worrying eye condition

We understand that any issue with your eyes can be a weight on your shoulders. Book an appointment today, and we’ll help you get to the bottom of your issue and put your mind at ease.

Book an appointment
Gain visual freedom in 3 easy steps

Eye treatment options can be confusing. We’ve made the journey as straightforward as can be

Get in touch

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.

We’ll meet

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.

Enjoy clarity

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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Meet our world-class surgeons

Our industry-leading experts are here to guide you every step of the way

Dr Nick Mantell

Dr Mantell is a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of thousands of people in his 17-year career.

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Dr Peter Ring

Dr Ring is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.

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Dr Shanu Subbiah

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.

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Dr Adam Watson

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.

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Prof Helen Danesh-Meyer

Professor Danesh-Meyer is an international authority on glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology and one of the most highly regarded experts in her field.

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Prof Charles McGhee

Professor Charles McGhee, a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for 25 years, specialises in corneal diseases and cataract surgery.

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Dr William Cunningham

Dr Cunningham is a consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and vitreoretinal surgery.

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Dr Simon Dean

Dr Dean is a consultant ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery, corneal surgery and pterygium surgery.

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Dr Peter Hadden

Dr Hadden specialises in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, including the treatment of intraocular tumours.

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Dr Narme Deva

Dr Narme Deva is a key opinion leader for Medical retina and Uveitis in New Zealand.

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Dr Liz Insull

Dr Elizabeth Insull is a New Zealand and UK trained Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic surgeon.

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Dr Kaliopy Matheos

Dr Matheos is an ophthalmologist with subspecialist training in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery, cataract surgery and pterygium surgery.

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Dr John Beaumont

Dr Beaumont is a general ophthalmologist. He specialises in surgical ophthalmology, medical ophthalmology and urgent eye trauma care.

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Dr Jay Meyer

Dr Meyer is a specialist eye surgeon specialising in cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases and surgeries.

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Dr Graham Reeves

Dr Reeves has advanced training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. He offers a variety of laser and surgical treatments, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

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Dr Divya Perumal

Dr Perumal is a New Zealand trained ophthalmologist with advanced training in glaucoma and cataract surgery.

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Dr Nick Mantell

Dr Mantell is a specialist in refractive and cataract surgery. He has restored the vision of thousands of people in his 17-year career.
LEARN MORE

Dr Peter Ring

Dr Ring is an expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr Shanu Subbiah

Dr Subbiah is a cataract, corneal and laser surgery specialist.
LEARN MORE

Dr Adam Watson

Dr Watson specialises in treating many aspects of the eye, including the face, eyelids, tear drainage system and the cornea.
LEARN MORE

Prof Helen Danesh-Meyer

Professor Danesh-Meyer is an international authority on glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology and one of the most highly regarded experts in her field.
LEARN MORE

Prof Charles McGhee

Professor Charles McGhee, a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for 25 years, specialises in corneal diseases and cataract surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr William Cunningham

Dr Cunningham is a consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in cataract surgery and vitreoretinal surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr Simon Dean

Dr Dean is a consultant ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery, corneal surgery and pterygium surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr Peter Hadden

Dr Hadden specialises in vitreoretinal and cataract surgery, including the treatment of intraocular tumours.
LEARN MORE

Dr Narme Deva

Dr Narme Deva is a key opinion leader for Medical retina and Uveitis in New Zealand.
LEARN MORE

Dr Liz Insull

Dr Elizabeth Insull is a New Zealand and UK trained Oculoplastic and Ophthalmic surgeon.
LEARN MORE

Dr Kaliopy Matheos

Dr Matheos is an ophthalmologist with subspecialist training in glaucoma and anterior segment surgery, cataract surgery and pterygium surgery.
LEARN MORE

Dr John Beaumont

Dr Beaumont is a general ophthalmologist. He specialises in surgical ophthalmology, medical ophthalmology and urgent eye trauma care
LEARN MORE

Dr Jay Meyer

Dr. Meyer is a specialist eye surgeon specialising in cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal diseases and surgeries.
LEARN MORE

Dr Graham Reeves

Dr Reeves has advanced training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. He offers a variety of laser and surgical treatments, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
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Dr Divya Perumal

Dr Perumal is a New Zealand trained ophthalmologist with advanced training in glaucoma and cataract surgery.
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Additional resources on treating vision loss

Learn more about treating vision loss from authoritative sources.

Glaucoma damage is permanent—it cannot be reversed. But medicine and surgery help to stop further damage. To treat glaucoma, your ophthalmologist may use one or more of the following treatments:

  • Medication
  • Laser surgery

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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.

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