Glaucoma is a serious, potentially disabling disorder of the optic nerve related to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Glaucoma generally affects both eyes, although at the time of diagnosis one eye may be more advanced than the other. It can effect all ages, but most glaucoma sufferers are over age 40. Glaucoma is asymptomatic in its early stages. As it progresses, glaucoma causes loss of contrast sensitivity, diminished side vision and, in some cases, loss of the paracentral vision.
Treatment lowers the eye pressure and may consist of eye drops, laser treatments or, for more advanced cases, eye surgery. Surgeons at the Eye Center at Weiss perform trabeculectomy, mini-Express and tube valve procedures.
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The following board-certified ophthalmologists perform glaucoma surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital. View profiles of these glaucoma surgeons:
- Lilli Farrokh Siar, M.D.
- Lisa Rosenberg, M.D.