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How can laser surgery help treat glaucoma?

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Open-angle, also called wide-angle, glaucoma is the most common. With it, your surgeon uses a laser to create more space for the fluid to drain through. If you have angle-closure glaucoma, your doctor makes a tiny hole in the iris, the colored part of your eye, to help the eye drain.

From: How to Slow Glaucoma Progression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Learn About Glaucoma,” “How Often Should I Have My Eyes Tested?” “Five Common Glaucoma Tests,” “Glaucoma Medications and Their Side Effects,” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Should You Be Smoking Marijuana to Treat Your Glaucoma?”

Kellogg Eye Center: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Treatment,” “Does Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma?” “Early Detection Key to Slowing Progression of Glaucoma.”

American Glaucoma Society: “Position Statement on Marijuana and the Treatment of Glaucoma.”

International Journal of Clinical Nutrition : “Coffee Intake and Progression of Glaucoma.”

National Eye Institute: “Immediate Treatment Helps Delay Progression of Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Learn About Glaucoma,” “How Often Should I Have My Eyes Tested?” “Five Common Glaucoma Tests,” “Glaucoma Medications and Their Side Effects,” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Should You Be Smoking Marijuana to Treat Your Glaucoma?”

Kellogg Eye Center: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Treatment,” “Does Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma?” “Early Detection Key to Slowing Progression of Glaucoma.”

American Glaucoma Society: “Position Statement on Marijuana and the Treatment of Glaucoma.”

International Journal of Clinical Nutrition : “Coffee Intake and Progression of Glaucoma.”

National Eye Institute: “Immediate Treatment Helps Delay Progression of Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 6, 2019

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