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Glaucoma Treatments - Northwest Arkansas*

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About Glaucoma Treatments

Vold Vision is proud to serve northwest Arkansas, and the country, with the latest glaucoma treatments. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Steven D. Vold, is a pioneer in many advanced glaucoma treatments, which he utilizes to best attack this silent disease before it takes further sight away from the patient. The primary goal of every treatment is to lower the pressure in the eye caused by excess fluid before more damage is done, since any damage is irreversible. Fortunately, there are numerous methodologies that address glaucoma. With many options to consider, Dr. Vold and his team are careful during the examination process, diagnosis, and staging, so that a tailored treatment plan can be effectively created for the individual patient case.

The Vold Advantage

Dr. Steven Vold is leading the fight against what he calls, “this horrible disease.” He likes to observe that, “Since glaucoma takes time to take away your sight, time is, in turn, our greatest defense against it.” Providing the most advanced medical, laser, and surgical care available, he is committed to helping everyone take a proactive stance on glaucoma with regular checkups. As an international leader in glaucoma treatments, Dr. Vold has patients travel from Las Vegas, Nashville, Texas, and beyond to receive his treatments. He serves as the Chief Medical Editor of the leading national glaucoma publication for physicians, Glaucoma Today, and has been published extensively in respected medical journals and is a popular lecturer around the world.

Best Candidates

If you are over the age of 60, female or have a history of glaucoma in your family, you run a statistically higher risk for glaucoma than others might. Additionally, if you smoke, consume excessive alcohol, don’t eat a healthy diet and are overweight, your risk also increases. There is no method to ascertain if you are suffering from glaucoma until vision loss starts occurring. Therefore, it is imperative that you have regular eye exams so that Dr. Vold and his team can ascertain if you have elevated interocular pressure before it progresses to irreversible optic nerve damage and vision loss. 

Glaucoma Treatments

Vold Vision offers several treatments, ranging from eye-drops to surgery. First, is breakthrough medication in the form of eye drops, which can either reduce the amount of fluid being produced or help the existing fluid drain from the eye. These medications are very targeted and help patients forgo the stress of surgery. Laser treatments are another safe and noninvasive way of reducing eye pressure in a matter of minutes, allowing you to go home the same day. Laser treatments for glaucoma can also wear off over time, so a regular schedule of treatments is necessary to continue progress. Finally, surgery is the last option to manage glaucoma. The simplest surgical therapy is a trabeculectomy where essentially, the surgeon makes a hole in your eye to drain the excess fluid, and creates a whole new drainage system for the eye to help stop the progression of glaucoma. Another type of treatment places a tube in your eye to help the drainage of fluid even more. Both treatments have similar success rates.

Our Technology

Below, is a list of the treatments offered at Vold Vision to manage and treat glaucoma:

  • Neomedix Trabectome
  • Glaukos iStent, iStent inject, iStent supra
  • Alcon CyPass Microstent
  • Ab Externo Canaloplasty
  • Ab Interno Canaloplasty
  • Gonio-Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy
  • Sight Sciences Visco 360/Trab 360
  • Kahook Dual Blade Procedure
  • Ivantis Hydrus
  • Allergan XEN Implant
  • SOLX Gold Shunt
  • InnFocus Microshunt
  • iStar Suprachoroidal Device
  • IRIDEX Micropulse diode laser trabeculoplasty
  • Titanium sapphire laser trabeculoplasty
  • IRIDEX MP3 laser procedure
  • IRIDEX G-Probe Illuminate laser procedure
  • QLT/Matti Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System
  • Allergan Helios Ring Drug Delivery System
  • Allergan Sustained Release Bimatoprost Intraocular Implants
  • Ocular Therapeutix Biodegradable Drug Delivery Punctal Plug System

What to Expect

Expectations around glaucoma treatments cover an extremely wide range of variables and differ depending on which treatment you are receiving. Every type of treatment has distinct recovery protocols so your team at Vold Vision will be with you every step to guide you through each one. Their mission is to constantly have an open dialogue with you before, during and after treatment. Many of the risks associated with the various treatments are exceedingly rare and the vast majority of glaucoma surgeries are successful at stopping the damage from continuing while attaining optimal eye pressure.

After Treatment

Whatever treatment you receive, your vision may actually worsen as your eyes adjust to the after-effects. However, the goal is to have your vision return to its pre-treatment acuity, but then most importantly, not get any worse. For the first two weeks, you may need to reduce the normal level of activity to which you are accustomed. Full recovery can take anywhere from 1-3 months depending on the treatment. It is also of primary importance to check in with Dr. Vold should any signs of infection develop.

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At Vold Vision, offering convenient locations in Fayetteville and Bentonville, AR, we are right there with you when it comes to compassionately and accurately determining the most effective way of arresting any damage that may have been done by glaucoma. Led by one of the world’s experts in the field, Dr. Steven Vold, we are your source for glaucoma treatment, no matter where you live. We care deeply about your glaucoma and have the cutting-edge, innovative technologies and expert knowledge to control it. Give us a call and let’s get started. Together.

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