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
"Life Changing Experience - I really can’t remember what it was like to be able to see clearly as a child. For as long as I can remember, my world without glasses or contacts was inaccessible to me. I woke up every morning to fuzzy shapes and indistinct faces. Finally, for my 40th birthday I decided that it was time for me to change my life. My decision to have Lasik surgery with Vold Vision was one of the best choices I have ever made. I timed my surgery to give me several months to heal before my first big adventure of my life, climbing the Inca Trail in Peru—a four-day trek, camping, hiking, and climbing through some of the most awe-inspiring mountains in the world, visiting centuries-old Incan ruins, and culminating in the incredible village of Machu Picchu. Each morning of that life-changing adventure, instead of waking up to a blur, I woke up to indescribable beauty. I opened my eyes, climbed out of my tent, and I could see for miles perfectly with my own eyes. It never ceases to amaze me what a miracle this is. My sincere thanks to Dr. Vold and the entire team at Vold Vision. You are changing lives every day. Thank you!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 08, 2019
"If you've been considering corrective eye surgery, but are apprehensive, the after hours seminar is a great way to get information. Dr. Vold and his staff are very friendly and answered even my most skeptic questions. The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. They hold one every month at their Fayetteville location to educate those who might be interested, and I did not feel pressured at all to make any form of commitment. Rather, I felt like Dr. Vold and his staff were there to help me make an informed decision about what was best for me. It was an enlightening experience, complete with yummy refreshments, and I highly recommend attending if it's something you might be interested in."- M.S. / Facebook / Feb 08, 2019
"came here for their free consultation and I am really wanting to get this procedure! the staff seems amazing and are very friendly. Can't wait!"- J.F. / Facebook / Feb 08, 2019
"this was a great Opportunity to get good and truthfull knowledge and information about eye surgery from probably the best team around North West Arkansas vold vision Has a Great staff Will provide you With a great Serviceeye surgery is a small procedure but yet a BIG life changing decision you could ever make thankS to VOLD VISION STAFF For their dedication"- S.Z. / Google / Feb 08, 2019
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.