Accurate Diagnoses & Advanced Treatments for Glaucoma
We are proud of our legacy as one of Listowel’s leading eye care clinics. Since 1976 we have focused on one thing: offering our patients the best care possible. By incorporating new equipment and modern diagnostic techniques, we are able to detect glaucoma weeks and months before what was possible even just a few short years ago.
Glaucoma Management Starts With a Conversation
If you have glaucoma, or are worried that you may have glaucoma, please do not wait any longer for an assessment. Vision that is lost to glaucoma cannot be restored; prevention and preservation is our sole focus. Request an appointment to have an Optometrist assess your glaucoma.
Our management for glaucoma centres along three main points:
- Accurate diagnosis & monitoring – Before we can manage glaucoma, we need to understand the type and severity of it. We will examine the eye regularly and look for changes in eye health; in particular, we will assess the health of the optic nerve.
- Management therapy – There are numerous ways glaucoma can be managed. Before we get into anything surgical we use medicated eye drops and oral medications. These treatments centre around reducing your intraocular pressure (IOP), and thus minimizing potential damage to the optic nerve.
- Advanced management – If your case of glaucoma is proving difficult to manage conventionally, we may consider employing surgical methods that can help reduce intraocular pressure. The most common surgical procedure for managing glaucoma is a laser trabeculoplasty, where a laser is used to carve a small hole near the drainage angle of the eye. This allows eye fluids to drain as normal, resulting in lower IOP.