Glaucoma is a spectrum of disorders that cause damage of the optic nerve.It one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.Typically, glaucoma damage is caused by increased pressure within the eye. This increased eye pressure damages the optic nerve, which carries information from the eye to the brain.

Open Angle Glaucoma:

This is the most common type of glaucoma.This form of glaucoma is asymptomatic, and if left untreated leads gradual and progressive loss of peripheral vision.

Acute/Angle Closure Glaucoma:

An extremely painful red eye characterizes this form of glaucoma. Cloudy vision, light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting may be associated with this condition.

Congenital Glaucoma:

This glaucoma is present at birth and may result in bulging eye that is cloudy.

Secondary Glaucoma:

Glaucoma caused by either trauma, drugs like corticosteroids, eye diseases, or other systemic diseases.Proper detection and continuing care are crucial in reducing the impact of Glaucoma on your vision.


Natural VisionTM offers the latest in diagnostic, medical and surgical techniques for the management and treatment of Glaucoma.

When the decision is made to have glaucoma surgery, it must be understood, the condition can only be slowed down.  There are several effective glaucoma techniques, including:

  1. Trabeculectomy – A small pass is made in the inside and outside of the eye. The fluid is then absorbed by the tissues surrounding the eye. 
  2. Glaucoma Setons – These are metal or plastic tubes and have the names, “Express Shunt” and “Ahmed Baerveldt Valve.”

Bear in mind, as skilled and experienced as we are, the body has the ability to shut down some of these valves, requiring the patient to massage the eye or use eye drops again. 


The decision about which device to use is a very important and personal one.  We will discuss the options thoroughly and properly with you, to ensure you are confident about your decision.