Bucks County Eye Physicians Blog

Glaucoma Laser Treatment

Glaucoma is a very common condition today, and effects numerous patients in the Bucks County area. Glaucoma results when the pressure in the eye is elevated, and is a common cause of irreversible vision loss.

Glaucoma is usually controlled with topical eye drops, but this can become expensive over time and patients also forget to take their drops consistently. Many glaucoma drops are expensive to use on a regular basis and may not be completely covered by insurance plans.

Glaucoma laser treatment with SLT laser trabeculoplasty can help reduce or even eliminate the need for glaucoma drops. SLT laser is a safe and increasingly popular option for glaucoma patients. It is performed in an outpatient setting and usually takes about 5 minutes to perform.

OUr Wills Eye trained glaucoma specialist Tricia Thomas, MD is available for consultation. For more information or to make an appointment, call 215-702-1733

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