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Information About Glaucoma Procedures

About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a common eye condition that causes increased levels of pressure inside the eye. If left unchecked, this pressure could cause permanent damage to the optic nerve, and even result in blindness. Symptoms of glaucoma can often go unnoticed but should be easily spotted in a routine eye exam. If you find yourself suffering from glaucoma, there are several treatment options available to alleviate the pressure. At Vance Thompson Vision in Billings, MT, we can provide ABiC, iStent, SLT, and Ahmed tube shunt procedures to keep your eyes safe and your vision clear.

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Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve caused by internal eye pressure, typically the result of built-up eye fluid, that can lead to total blindness.

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

Ab-interno canaloplasty (ABiC), a minimally invasive procedure, improves the flow of eye fluid by enlarging the drainage canal using a microcatheter.

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

During cataract surgery, an iStent can be inserted into the trabecular meshwork of the eye for patients with glaucoma to relieve intraocular pressure.

SLT

Recovery Time
1 - 7 days

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) relieves intraocular pressure for glaucoma patients when less aggressive treatments do not produce results.

The Ahmed tube shunt, a surgical implant device, allows easier drainage of excess eye fluid to lower eye pressure and slow damage to the optic nerve.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.