Dropless Glaucoma Treatment
Eye drops to lower intraocular pressure are not the only treatment for glaucoma or patients at risk for glaucoma. Advancements in ophthalmology technology have led to treatments that can free patients of multiple daily eye drops.
Dr. Barad regularly performs Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, as a first-line therapy to lower intraocular pressure without the need for medical treatment with eye drops or to avoid needing a second pressure-lowering medication.
A new treatment, Durysta, is an intracameral implant of a commonly used glaucoma medication. The procedure is done in the office and is a great option for patients to eliminate their evening eye drops. It is also a great option for patients that are experiencing side effects from their glaucoma medications, such as redness and irritation.
Dr. Barad also performs micro invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) with the iStent. This microscopic drainage shunt is placed into the eye during cataract surgery to lower intraocular pressure and help reduce or eliminate pressure-lowering medications after cataract surgery.