Types of Glaucoma
Open Angle Glaucoma tends to progress slowly and the patient may not notice that they have lost vision until the disease has progressed significantly.
Closed Angle Glaucoma can appear suddenly and is often painful. The discomfort often leads patients to seek medical attention before permanent visual loss occurs.
Dr. Lipstock was the first surgeon in Richmond, VA to utilize Glaucoma Laser Therapy as a primary mode of treatment for most of his patients with glaucoma. This 2 minute procedure performed in our office is painless, safe, and is a more convenient and less expensive alternative to glaucoma treatment with eyedrops.
The laser is used to treat the drainage system of the eye known as the trabecular meshwork and is designed to improve the outflow of fluid from the eye which lowers the pressure inside the eye.