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.
- Diode cyclophotocoagulation
- 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.