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How can laser therapy help glaucoma?

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If drugs don’t work, your doctor can use a laser to open up clogs and help your eyes drain better. She can do this in her office.

From: What Is Open-Angle Glaucoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Types of Glaucoma,” “Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “What Is MIGS?”

Bright Focus Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System,” “The Eye Exam for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Trabeculectomy,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Tube Shunt Drainage Devices for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS).”

The Glaucoma Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG).”

Merck Manual, Professional Version: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology, EyeWiki: “Open Angle Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 05, 2017

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Types of Glaucoma,” “Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “What Is MIGS?”

Bright Focus Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma and the Importance of the Eye’s Drainage System,” “The Eye Exam for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Trabeculectomy,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Tube Shunt Drainage Devices for Glaucoma,” “Glaucoma Surgery Series: Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS).”

The Glaucoma Foundation: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG).”

Merck Manual, Professional Version: “Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.”

Mayo Clinic: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology, EyeWiki: “Open Angle Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on September 05, 2017

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