Used for measuring thickness of retinal nerve fiber layer, the tissue first damaged by glaucoma. Can effectively differentiate patients with early glaucoma from normal subjects
The purpose of visual field testing or perimetry, is to provide information critical to:
Diagnosing ocular disease, especially glaucoma
Evaluating neurological disease.
Monitoring the progress of ocular and neurological disease.
Ahmed Glaucoma Valve
The device works by bypassing the trabecular meshwork and redirecting the outflow of aqueous humor through a small tube into an outlet chamber or bleb. The IOP decreases from around 33 to 10 mmHg by removing aqueous on average 2.75 micro liters / min.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty". This is a laser procedure used to treat glaucoma by reducing the pressure in the eye. This therapy is reimbursed by Medicare and many other insurance providers, which minimizes your out-of-pocket expenses.