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Many forms of glaucoma have no warning signs. Although there is no known cure for glaucoma, early detection and treatment can help prevent visual loss. It is important to get glaucoma screening periodically with the same doctor to monitor for progression. Eye Consultants of Southern California has the newest technologies to monitor glaucoma and help slow progression.

Can glaucoma be cured?

There are no symptoms in many cases of glaucoma. Although there is no known cure for glaucoma, early detection and treatment can frequently reverse visual loss.

Can glaucoma be cured?

There are no symptoms in many cases of glaucoma. Although there is no known cure for glaucoma, early detection and treatment can frequently reverse visual loss.

Who Is Most Likely To get glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in people over the age of 60, but it can happen at any age. Many forms of glaucoma have no warning signs and the disease is slowly progressing. Risk factors for glaucoma include a family history, high eye pressure, older age, certain ethnic predisposition, thin corneas, trauma, or taking steroid eye drops.

Diagnosis of Glaucoma

Early detection and consistent monitoring with a visual field and OCT test can be essential to help control your glaucoma. These tests help to diagnose and to monitor the progression of the glaucoma.


Depending on the kind and stage of your illness, there are different glaucoma indications and symptoms. For instance:

Open Angle Glaucoma

Patchy blind patches, usually in both eyes, in either your periphery or central vision. In its later phases, tunnel vision

Glaucoma With Acute Angle-Closure


Glaucoma is the result of damage to the optic nerve fibers. With early glaucoma you may not notice any vision changes or symptoms. However as the disease progresses, vision loss and symptoms of peripheral field loss is possible. This is why it is important to do glaucoma screening to catch early disease. This nerve injury typically has a connection to elevated ocular pressure for reasons that doctors don't completely understand. Aqueous humor, the liquid that makes up your eye, normally exits the eye through a mesh-like tube. The liquid might build up if this route becomes clogged or the eye is generating too much fluid. Sometimes, specialists are unsure about what is causing this obstruction. However, it is heritable, which means that parents can pass it on to their offspring.

Treatment Options

A diagnosis of glaucoma can be alarming, but thankfully there are many treatment options available in the form of eye drops, lasers or surgeries. Glaucoma is not curable, but if diagnosed and treated early, the disease process can be greatly slowed or even prevented. The goal of treatment is to lower the eye pressure and slow down the glaucoma.

Medication For Glaucoma:

A variety of eye drops can be used to reduce eye pressure. Additionally, for individuals who qualify, there are pharmaceutical implants available.

Lasers For Glaucoma:

Eye Consultants has access to state of the art laser technology that can help treat your glaucoma. By addressing the trabecular meshwork or the eye’s drainage channel, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) can reduce eye pressure. The laser known as micropulse cyclophotocoagulation (CPC) can reduce eye pressure by treating the ciliary body tissue. Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI) can assist individuals with narrow-angle glaucoma avoid a pressure increase.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery:

Dr. Bala is a specialist in using lasers and minimally invasive surgery to treat glaucoma. She could suggest a Hydrus microstent, an iStent, an OMNI canaloplasty, or a Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy procedure.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

iStent injection
iStent injection

The iStent is a tiny glaucoma implant that increases natural canal outflow to reduce eye pressure. The titanium implant can open several channels to reduce ocular pressure. Together with cataract surgery, this is done.

The Hydrus Microstent
The Hydrus Microstent

In glaucoma patients undergoing cataract surgery, a minimally invasive stent called the Hydrus Microstent is inserted. It is positioned in Schlemm's canal and acts as a scaffold to guide flow down the usual course and reduce intraocular pressure.

Kahook Dual blade
Kahook Dual blade

The Kahook Dual blade may be used to relieve eye strain and open the eye's natural drainage system. The KDB can enhance fluid outflow and open the drainage canal (the trabecular meshwork), lowering ocular pressure. When necessary, this is sometimes combined with cataract surgery.

OMNI vasodilation and canaloplasty

The OMNI can mechanically open the natural drainage canal as well as dilate it using a microcatheter. After the drainage canal has been made more accessible, the typical outflow route can be used to reduce ocular pressure.

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