TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Glaucoma Laser and Surgery

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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

 
GLAUCOMA LASER
IN THE OFFICE

 
GLAUCOMA FILTERING
SURGERY

GLAUCOMA
LASER SURGERY
IN THE OR

 
MINIMALLY INVASIVE GLAUCOMA SURGERY (MIGS)

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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.

Request an Appointment
TODAY

If you would like to speak with
a Wills Eye representative
for help finding a
glaucoma physician

CALL 215-928-3197

or click here
to make an appointment online.

JONATHAN S. MYERS, MD
Chief, Glaucoma Service

L. JAY KATZ, MD
Emeritus Director

ELIZABETH DALE, MD

SCOTT FUDEMBERG, MD

NATASHA KOLOMEYER, MD

DANIEL LEE, MD

LINDSAY MACHEN, MD

MARLENE R. MOSTER, MD

MICHAEL PRO, MD

REZA RAZEGHINEJAD, MD

AAKRITI GARG SHUKLA, MD

MARY JUDE COX, MD

RACHEL NIKNAM, MD

JODY PILTZ-SEYMOUR, MD

JESSE RICHMAN, MD

GEOFFREY SCHWARTZ, MD

COURTLAND SCHMIDT JR., MD

MONISHA VORA, MD

ALICE WILLIAMS, MD

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