Non-Surgical Procedures

Glaucoma Lasers

  • Laser Iridotomy: Also known as YAG PI, it is an outpatient laser procedure for patients diagnosed with narrow angles. It is performed to prevent the blockage of fluid outflow from inside the eye, thus reducing the risk of developing angle closure glaucoma.
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: Also known as SLT, it is an outpatient laser procedure that is highly effective to reduce the intraocular pressure by reducing the resistance of fluid outflow from inside the eye, to treat open angle glaucoma.
  • Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation: Also known as Cyclo G6, it is the latest advance in non-invasive glaucoma laser procedure. The laser is applied to the outside of the eye, but delivers treatment to the internal structure of the eye to reduce fluid production inside the eye. This in turns lowers the eye pressure.

Retina Procedures

  • Intravitreal Injections: Anti-VEGF agents are medications that are in use in the treatment of various common eye diseases such as: Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), Diabetic Macular Edema, and Retinal Vein Occlusion. There are several anti-VEGF agents now commonly used, including Ranibizumab (Lucentis), Aflibercept (Eylea), and Bevacizumab (Avastin). These agents are delivered into the eye by an injection. The procedure is performed in the office and is well tolerated with topical anesthetic drops.
  • Retinal Tear Lasers: A retinal tear can be treated with laser retinopexy. Laser is applied to the retina surrounding the tear and acts to tightly "spot-weld" the retina around the tear. The treatment is usually successful in sealing the retinal tear and preventing a retinal detachment. Occasionally, additional treatments may be required.
  • Retinal Lasers for Diabetes: Vision loss related to diabetes may be due to Diabetic Macular Edema or Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Both of these conditions may be treated by retinal lasers.
  • Photodynamic Therapy: Also known as PDT, it is an outpatient laser procedure for patient diagnosed with central serous retinopathy (CSR). This laser requires a dye (Visudyne) injected into the arm over 10 minutes before a cold laser is applied to the retina over a short period of time to seal the leaking vessels in the retina.

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