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Glaucoma Treatment Options Overview
Treatments for glaucoma include eye drops, laser, and glaucoma surgery. Eye drops can lower IOP by decreasing aqueous humor production or increasing outflow. There are multiple laser procedures that can be done for glaucoma. Trabeculoplasty (MLT/SLT) laser treatment is used to “unclog” the trabecular meshwork drainage area. Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI) creates a tiny whole in the iris, allowing the fluid to circulate freely in the eye. The last type of glaucoma-related laser is cyclophotocoagulation (CPC). This laser is used to reduce fluid production in the eye. Traditional glaucoma surgery refers to trabeculectomies and tube shunt devices. There is a newer area of MicroInvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). These procedures are designed to be safer yet still effective in lowering IOP. MIGS procedures include the iStent, XEN, and Gonioscopic Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy (GATT).