PROCEDURES

Information About Glaucoma Procedures

About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an ocular disease that can lead to blindness, often without exhibiting any signs or symptoms. It causes a buildup of internal pressure in the eye, which can severely damage the optic nerve. The best way to identify the signs of glaucoma before it causes permanent damage is to schedule regular eye exams with your eye doctor. Schedule an appointment with one of the talented professionals at Vance Thompson Vision in Bozeman, MT for some peace of mind regarding your ocular health.

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Due to the increased pressure on the eye(s), our glaucoma patients can have varying levels of damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to blindness.

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

ABiC, ab-interno canaloplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to slow the progression of glaucoma and decrease a reliance on glaucoma medications.

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

During cataract surgery, an iStent can be inserted into the trabecular meshwork of the eye for patients with glaucoma to relieve intraocular pressure.

SLT

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) relieves intraocular pressure for glaucoma patients when less aggressive treatments do not produce results.

We use the minimally invasive Kahook dual blade in a goniotomy to create an incision in the trabecular meshwork to reduce intraocular pressure.

An Ahmed tube shunt is a surgical intervention to drain fluid from the eye to reduce intraocular pressure and prevent damage to the optic nerve.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.