Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It’s a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, often due to abnormally high pressure in the eye. The good news is that it’s possible to prevent blindness from glaucoma by detecting and treating the disease in its early stages.
Glaucoma specialists in the Sutter Health network use the latest diagnostic tools, including sophisticated imaging tests, to discover the disease well before it causes vision loss. Fortunately, the vast majority of people with glaucoma can control their condition completely with eye drops.
If the disease is more advanced, we can provide state-of-the-art laser and surgical procedures including:
- Glaucoma drainage implants
- Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
Because people with glaucoma face particular issues and challenges, our doctors take the time to thoroughly discuss with both patients and their family the benefits, risks and expectations of various treatment options.