The Glaucoma Service is dedicated to excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, a disease that causes permanent damage to the optic nerve. The Carolina Eye Glaucoma Service excels in delivering the most advanced treatment available to patients with glaucoma.This Service offers the latest in state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. This includes both manual and computerized visual field testing, gonioscopy, OCT, tonometry, and optic nerve head imaging with Heidelberg retinal tomography.
We are also proud to offer the selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) procedure for qualified patients. This advanced laser therapy uses low levels of laser energy to increase the outflow of fluid in patients with open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension (OHT). The procedure is painless and takes minutes to perform. Because it is effective, we are sometimes able to decrease the number of glaucoma medications and in some cases eliminate them entirely.
Patients with cataracts and mild-to-moderate angle glaucoma should be considered for a minimally-invasive, new technology known as iStent®. Click here for more information.