Glaucoma is a disease involving progressive damage to the optic nerve of the eye. The nerve damage can cause blindness in some people if left untreated. While Glaucoma cannot be cured, early detection and diagnosis is critical to significantly slow or stop the disease from progressing.
Perlmutter Eye Center uses automated visual field testing technology and spectral domain high definition optical coherence tomography (OCT) for the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma. Our physicians provide treatments in the office including prescription medications, selective laser trabeculoplasty, and laser peripheral iridotomy. Occasionally, operative room surgery such as trabeculectomy or a glaucoma drainage implant can be required. Additionally, Perlmutter Eye Center is one of the few centers in the Capital Region offering minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, which is an additional procedure performed at the time of cataract surgery.