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Glaucoma services

As Glaucoma is the most common cause of sight loss amongst those of working age, we understand the need for providing a tailored patient pathway that will provide you with everything you need to know about your condition

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Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged. It is usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it's not diagnosed and treated early.

At your initial consultation, our Glaucoma specialist will take you through a range of diagnostic scans and tests, including:

  • Visual acuity test
  • Intraocular pressure check
  • Visual field test
  • Optic disc photography

Once these are complete, all information will be reviewed by your Consultant, who will present all possible treatment plans and clearly explaining each option available to you.

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) - iStent Inject

MIGS procedures work by using microscopic-sized equipment and tiny incisions.

The MIGS group of operations are divided into several categories:

  • Miniaturized versions of trabeculectomy
  • Trabecular bypass operations
  • Totally internal or suprachoroidal shunts
  • Milder, gentler versions of laser photocoagulation

MIGS can be a great option for glaucoma patients who are planning to have cataract surgery (can also be carried out as an individual procedure). We can perform MIGs treatments whilst performing your cataract surgery. This involves a tiny device called iStent being placed into the eye's drainage system. The iStent creates a bypass between the front part of the eye and its natural drainage system to restore the eye's natural ability to drain fluid.

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, is a form of laser surgery that is used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma.

SLT uses a laser that works at very low levels to stimulate drainage tissue and improve drainage. It treats specific cells 'selectively' and can be used as the primary treatment or alongside eye drops to lower eye pressure levels.

The iStent inject is the 2nd generation iStent device and is a double stent, providing optimum results in lowering eye pressure.

  • One Eye - £891.50
  • Both Eyes - £1,134

Trabeculectomy Surgery

A trabeculectomy is a surgical operation which lowers the eye pressure in patients with glaucoma by making a small hole in the eye wall. Fluid from inside the eye is then drained to reduce pressure levels on the optic nerve and prevents or slows further damage and loss of vision.

If you suspect you have glaucoma it is always best to get an expert opinion, that's why we recommend booking a consultation with one of our experienced glaucoma consultants who can help with your diagnosis and ongoing treatment.

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** Source: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists ‘Laser Vision Correction – Patient Information’

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