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Dropless Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the world, and impacts over 3 million people in the United States alone. Unfortunately, glaucoma is often not diagnosed until vision is already affected.  Our Doctors who specialize in glaucoma treatment are committed to battling this disabling disease by utilizing medications, lasers or surgery as needed. If standard glaucoma medications are not effective or tolerated, Texan Eye has the ability to offer many options such as: laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), laser micropulse treatment, iStent placement, canaloplasty, trabeculectomy, or shunt surgeries to aid in your fight against glaucoma. Our doctors can perform state of the art cataract surgery in conjunction with glaucoma surgery for optimal visual outcomes.

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery

In order to reduce intraocular pressure, Microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) is the most exciting development in glaucoma treatment. At Texan Eye, we have two of the most experienced surgeons in the area with iStent technology. Microinvasive glaucoma surgery has fewer possible complications, a more rapid recovery time, and a high safety profile compared to other more invasive glaucoma surgeries.

Our Doctors at Texan Eye are continuously researching and participating in the development and FDA approval of many upcoming surgical devices and procedures.

We strive to offer innovative technology suited for our patients’ needs.

Am I a candidate for dropless glaucoma treatment?

Dropless glaucoma treatment is ideal for patients who would like to control their eye pressure without the use of eye drops. There are many reasons for this, for example: convenience for the patient, difficulty remembering or instilling eye drops, eye drop cost, allergies to eye drops, dry/ irritable eyes, or suboptimal eye pressure while on eye drops.

Laser trabeculoplasty is the first option to control eye pressure without eye drops. It is an office laser which is typically covered by insurance. It initiates a healing process in the drain inside the eye to better control eye pressure. If you are having cataract surgery, a MIGS (microinvasive glaucoma surgery) such as an iStent placement may be done at the same time. This stent bypasses blockage in the drainage tissue inside the eye to allow fluid to pass directly into the drainage canal, often lowering eye pressure without further need for drops.  Our glaucoma doctors can tell you more about these options, and if you are a candidate.