Glaucoma Care

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Glaucoma Care

The experienced ophthalmologists at University of MississippiĀ Medical Center offer comprehensive treatment for glaucoma - a disease of the optic nerve, the part of the eye that carries images to the brain. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, especially for the elderly. People ages 64 or older should be screened for glaucoma annually. Those with a family history or other risk factors should be screened for glaucoma more often and at a younger age.

See frequently asked questions about glaucoma.

Diagnosis and treatment

  • Glaucoma lasers (SLT, ALT, MLT, Diode, YAG, and Argon lasers)
  • Drainage implant surgeriesĀ (tube shunts)
  • Filtering surgery
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma procedures