Ahmed M4: Treatment for Glaucoma – James S. Lewis, MD
Serving Bucks County, Delaware Valley, King of Prussia, Montgomery County, Conshohocken, Philadelphia, Phoenixville and Warminster
- Glaucoma Introduction
- Glaucoma Description
- How Fluid Circulates in the Eye
- Glaucoma Cause
- Glaucoma Risk
- Ocular Hypertension
- Open-Angle Glaucoma
- Narrow- Angle Glaucoma
Nearly one out of six patients of cataract age have some form of glaucoma. Sometimes this has not been diagnosed because glaucoma is a silent condition.
The region marked A is the cataract. Excess pressure causing glaucoma is produced at B. Their proximity help explain why cataracts and glaucoma frequently co-exist. Schlemm’s canal is the exit route for excess aqueous humor C and is the focus of the Aquaflow procedure.