Glaucoma Laser and Surgery

The primary way to treat glaucoma, and prevent or slow the progression of vision loss, is by decreasing eye pressure. This can be often be achieved by medications; however, in some patients, glaucoma laser or surgery is needed to lower the eye pressure to a safer range.

This page describes the most common laser and surgical options. The type of surgery that is best suited for a particular patient is based on many factors such as the type of glaucoma, eye pressure goal, shape of the eye, and prior eye surgeries, amongst other factors. Therefore it is best to discuss whether you are a candidate for a particular type of laser or surgery with your doctor.


Use the links below to learn more about each of these procedures

For more information on glaucoma or to see a glaucoma specialist at Wills Eye Hospital, please call us at 215-928-3197 or fill out our Make an Appointment form.

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