Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and can cause irreversible vision loss if left untreated. It is often associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP), which is caused by a build-up of fluid in the eye. Glaucoma can affect one or both eyes and is a leading cause of blindness worldwide.
In some cases, a combination of treatments may be needed to control the disease.
Glaucoma surgery is typically reserved for cases where medications and laser therapy have failed to control IOP. There are several types of glaucoma surgery, including trabeculectomy, tube shunt surgery, and laser trabeculoplasty.
It may take several weeks or months for IOP to stabilise, and patients will need to continue to have regular follow-up visits with their ophthalmologist to monitor their condition.
If you are at risk for glaucoma or have noticed any changes in your vision, please contact us to make an appointment with one of the sub-specialised glaucoma specialists who can perform a comprehensive evaluation and discuss the best treatment options for you.
The clinic will be closed from Monday 6th November 2023 and will re-open on Wednesday 8th November 2023.
The clinic will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 and will re-open on Monday 8th January 2024.
From the team at East Melbourne Eye Group, we wish all of our patients & referrers a happy & safe festive period.
The Christmas holiday period can be a very busy time, please take a moment to ensure you have enough scripts to cover you over the holiday period and your referrals are up to date.