Laser treatment for open angle glaucoma
A new laser treatment for glaucoma patients is available at Clearview Eye Center. SLT therapy, or Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, improves the flow of fluid in the eye to lower eye pressure. This is a great alternative to treat glaucoma for those used to medications. Dr. Frank L. Emert, Jr. is performing this procedure at Clearview Eye Center.
SLT is an advancement over other lasers that have been used safely and effectively in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma for more than two decades.
SLT works by using laser light to stimulate the body’s own healing response to lower your eye pressure. Using a special wavelength and energy, the laser affects only pigmented (melanin containing) cells of your eye.
The most common form of Dry Eye is Evaporative Dry Eye, which affects 9 out of 10 (86%) Dry Eye cases. This form results from a shortage of oil in your tears caused by a blockage in your eyelid (Meibomian) glands, leading tears to evaporate faster than normal. This lack of tear oil is often referred to as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
Now, with the breakthrough LipiFlow® technology, it’s possible to directly treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye.
Tears are made up of three layers
If you’re like many people with Dry Eye symptoms, your condition is related to blocked meibomian glands and an inadequate protective layer of oils in your tears.
A series of evaluations will be performed to determine the likely cause of your Dry Eye. This can include a LipiView® tear film assessment and a Meibomian gland evaluation. Knowing what is causing your Dry Eye will help your doctor determine the best treatment option.Relief with LipiFlow
LipiFlow is a procedure designed to treat the root cause of Evaporative Dry Eye, blocked Meibomian glands.
LipiFlow works by applying directed energy to the eyelid near the affected glands — precisely targeted warmth from the back of the eyelid, and slight pressure from the front. This treatment is performed right in our office. The LipiFlow treatment can unblock glands, interrupt physical deterioration and, in most cases, provide symptom relief.