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 the 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 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 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.