The Glaucoma Division provides evaluation, as well as medical and surgical treatment, of glaucoma and diseases characterized by increased intraocular pressure. In addition to adult patients, the division provides care to many children with congenital and juvenile glaucoma. A nurse-led glaucoma assessment clinic provides routine follow-up screening of intraocular pressure and medication refills for patients between their regularly scheduled visits with the glaucoma consultant.
4 ophthalmic consultants
2 3 one-year sub specialty fellows 2-3 rotating residents
The services/functions provided by the Glaucoma Division are as follows:
- Comprehensive evaluation, including tonometry, gonioscopy, visual field testing, optic disc stereo photography, anterior segment ultrasound biomicroscopy, axial length and IOL calculations, scanning laser polarimetry (GDx), and Heidelberg retina tomography (HRT);
- Sedated examinations performed in a dedicated room, when indicated, especially in children with congenital glaucoma; Topical and systemic management of elevated intraocular pressure;
- YAG capsulotomy and iridotomies;
- Argon laser trabeculoplasty, gonioplasty, and suture lysis;
- Pediatric surgical procedures, including goniotomy, trabeculotomy, and nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery with the use of antimetabolite, glaucoma shunt procedures and laser cyclodestructive procedures;
- Adult surgical procedures, including trabeculectomies and non-penetrating glaucoma surgery with and without the use of antimetabolite, combined glaucoma and cataract surgery, glaucoma shunt procedures, and laser cyclodestruction.