Monday, November 20, 2006

Section 8: Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma

Section 8-A: Glaucoma Laser Treatment

When medications fail to control glaucoma, laser and surgical treatment are often employed. Laser treatments for glaucoma can be used, depending upon the type of glaucoma and the anatomy of the drainage angle.

Section 8 Table of Contents

8-A (1): Laser Trabeculoplasty
8-A (2): Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)
8-A (3): Laser Iridoplasty

8-B: Trabeculectomy: A filtering procedure
8-C: Glaucoma Drainage Devices (Glaucoma Tube or Seton Implant)
8-D: Ciliary body ablation (cycloablation) & Chapter 8 References

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