New Glaucoma Surgery
Glaucoma is a disease that impairs the vision in older adults. It is caused when damage occurs to the eye’s optic nerve. The symptoms can start out subtle at first, with a slow loss of peripheral vision, but if left untreated, the vision loss worsens over time. Patients who lose their vision because of glaucoma will not get it back, in fact, if left untreated, this eye disease can lead to blindness. That is why early treatment is necessary to prevent and control future vision loss. In earlier years, glaucoma treatments were not successful. Today, the options are outstanding. Patients who have been diagnosed with glaucoma can now feel hope as newer forms of treatment, such as micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) can provide help.
Surgeons, patients, and those involved in the glaucoma world have heard of the term MIGS. It is a common abbreviation that stands for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. The goal of this treatment is to reduce and lower eye pressure thus reducing damage that can affect the optic nerve. There are various forms of MIGS offered today and Vold Vision is proud to offer iStent to patients who qualify.
"I have been dealing with Glaucoma for the past 25 years. I was put under the care of Dr. Laura Voicu at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. She treated me for 18 months and performed Trabeculectomy surgeries on both eyes. Both surgeries were very successful. Dr. Voicuis a very compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring Physician and Surgeon. She is very thorough and carefully explains all aspects of your care. Of the numerous Doctors that have treated my Glaucoma she stands above the rest.Outstanding. I highly recommend Dr. Voicu for the treatment of Glaucoma."- T.D. / Google / Oct 30, 2017
"The best place to get LASIK. The procedure was fast and painless, and I could see the difference as soon as the surgery was complete. The whole process from the consultations to the checkups after the surgery have been simple and effortless. I felt at ease the whole time, mainly due to the personal and professional atmosphere provided by the staff. Highly recommend Dr. Vold for Laser vision correction."- J.G. / Facebook / Jun 26, 2018
"Here I am, one day post-LASIK and I literally am in disbelief at how well I can see! Part of me keeps thinking that I have my contacts in. I have to keep reminding myself that I don’t. I have nothing but glowing reviews of the entire team at Vold Vision. From the minute I first called for information I have been given the highest caliber of service, care, and compassion. It is evident that Dr. Vold and his entire team believe in the power of their work. They took extra tim...e to check and recheck to make sure that all of my measurements were exact. They have the very latest in technology to offer. The procedure itself was quick and painless and my results were almost immediate. After a good night’s sleep I woke up and I could see my sweet babies’ faces in total clarity. What a miracle! To Dr. Vold and everyone at Vold Vision, (Christine, Dr. McFarlane, and all the techs who talked me through my nervousness) thank you from the bottom of my heart! This a game changer. A LIFE changer!! #lasikbyvold"- B.H. / Facebook / Jun 06, 2018
"Was very impressed with their business. Dr. Vold is an award winning surgeon and seems to love what he does. To top that he runs a tight ship. I was super impressed with the professionalism of his staff."- N.G. / Google / Apr 27, 2018
"I wish I would have done this 10 years ago. I was eligible for the SMILE procedure, and my vision has never been so perfect. I can’t thank the TEAM at VOLD vision enough. Dr. Vold did a perfect job, Dr. McFarland is so helpful, and Christine does such a great job of making you feel comfortable and right at home! The whole staff at Vold Vision is great. This place is second to none in all aspects!!!"- B.M. / Facebook / Apr 24, 2018
The Revolutionary iStent
Many individuals spend a great deal of time managing their glaucoma prior to considering a surgical procedure. Vold Vision and our team of glaucoma surgeons have pioneered numerous techniques, in some cases being the first in the nation to offer aspects of MIGS to glaucoma patients. iStent is one such procedure that has helped thousands of patients manage this condition, reduce vision loss, and assist in seeing more clearly. iStent is a tiny implant that is placed within the eye to help reduce or restore normal eye pressure. Used on patients that travel throughout the U.S. to have this surgery under the hands of Dr. Vold, iStent is designed to:
- Restore the eye’s natural ability to reduce the fluid (by way of draining) that causes pressure inside the eye. If this fluid is not drained, the pressure increases thus increasing the risk for advanced vision loss.
- Allow eye pressure to remain at a healthy, normal level
- Eliminate or reduce the need for medication
The iStent implant is tiny and safe to use for glaucoma treatment. It is comprised of a surgical titanium micro-bypass stent that our surgical team preloads into a one-time, single use sterile inserter. The inserter is meticulously designed for precision and accuracy, which allows the surgeon to maneuver the implant into position in the most micro-targeted manner. Dr. Vold and his team of seasoned iStent surgeons have changed the lives of so many patients with this innovative, state-of-the-art glaucoma treatment, allowing them to save their vision and live a life free of worry and fear of additional vision loss.
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Do not let glaucoma create fear that there is no hope for treatment. With new glaucoma procedures, such as iStent, help is right around the corner right here in Northwest Arkansas. Vold Vision is a glaucoma leader and a pioneer in glaucoma treatment. Dr. Vold is among the very first eye surgeon to not only offer this outstanding treatment, but many other MIGS treatments as well. iStent is FDA approved, safe and effective for most glaucoma patients depending on the stage, progression, and symptoms of the condition. Our seasoned surgeons use this treatment to control of eye pressure related to mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma We encourage you to call our office and schedule your eye exam and learn more about the revolutionary iStent.