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For over 40 years the standard surgical treatment for glaucoma was a procedure called a trabeculectomy.
In a trabeculectomy, the ophthalmic surgeon would make a hole in the wall of eye to allow fluid from the inside of the eye to flow out of the eye and then get resorbed by the blood vessels in the conjunctiva (the mucous membrane that covers the white part of the eye).
This surgery often resulted in a large decrease in the Intraocular Pressure (IOP). Reducing the IOP is the goal of glaucoma surgery because multiple studies show that if you can […]
If it's been a while since your last eye exam–or if you've never had one done–it's always nice to know what testing you might have done and what issues the eye doctor looks for. Here's the scoop on some common testing…
The visual field test is designed to check your peripheral vision, which isyour ability to see things where you are not directly looking.
When we test your vision on the basic eye chart, we are testing how well you see right in the center and it gives us no idea if you can see out […]