Glaucoma Surgery

Medical Intel from MedStar Washington Hospital Center

New Glaucoma Surgery Provides Less Risk

Left untreated, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Medications can help, but when they stop working, surgery may be necessary.

While traditional glaucoma surgery can have complications, there are new, minimally invasive surgeries that represent a significant advancement in the treatment of mild to moderate glaucoma.

MIGS, or minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries, can be done at the same time as standard cataract surgery and provide significantly less risk than traditional glaucoma surgery. Some involve the placement a tiny stent in the eye, while others utilize endoscopic laser. Your doctor will be able to help you decide what is best for you.

Many patients who have been on glaucoma medication for years are able to reduce, and in some cases, eliminate their need for these medications after surgery.

To schedule an appointment, call

202-759-0267

As heard on WTOP Radio:

Mark Gonzalez, MD

Mark Gonzalez, MD
MedStar Eye Institute

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