The eye has about one million tiny nerve fibers that carry visual information from the back of the eye to the brain. Glaucoma destroys these nerve fibers. It was once thought that the destruction of these fibers was due to high pressure within the eye, but we now know that even patients with normal eye pressure can have glaucoma and experience loss of this important nerve function.
Augusta Eye MD provides advanced diagnostic tests and offers medical, laser, and surgical treatments for glaucoma.
Learn more about the following procedures to treat glaucoma:
- Express Shunt
- Laser Trabeculectomy
For more information about glaucoma visit glaucoma.org or call us at (706) 922-6000 to request an appointment.