Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of many eye conditions that increase pressure in the fluid of the eye. That pressure can damage the optic nerve. 

Called the “sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma typically has no symptoms. Vision loss happens gradually — and it cannot be restored. 

At the Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center, we have specialists who will care for patients of all ages who have any type or stage of glaucoma. We have vast clinical experience in evaluating patients who run the gamut of glaucoma issues: from evaluation of the patient who has such subtle, mild findings that that patient should just be observed as a glaucoma suspect, all the way to the patient who has severe loss of vision from glaucoma and needs high-risk surgery. 

Our Eye Center has a long history of participating in national clinical trials. We were one of only 14 sites nationwide that participated in the Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study, which was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. This study evaluated whether treatment with medicines or treatment with surgery is safer and more effective for some patients with certain types and stages of glaucoma. The point is that our specialists are continually critically evaluating specialty eye care treatments and thinking carefully and deeply about what is the best way to take care of each individual patient who walks through our doors. At the Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center, your glaucoma care plan will be developed based on input from you, and tailored to your particular type of glaucoma and your individual, unique situation. 

Glaucoma Treatment at WFBH Eye Center 

We offer a range of medicinal, laser and surgical treatments for glaucoma patients. 

Glaucoma Surgeries 

  • Diode cyclophotocoagulation
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Tube-shunt surgery 

Exam Room Glaucoma Procedures

  • Diode laser trabeculoplasty
  • Laser iridoplasty
  • Laser iridotomy

Request an appointment online to see a glaucoma specialist or call 888-716-WAKE.

View our list of specialty eye care treatments.

 

Last Updated: 09-27-2016
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