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Glaucoma Surgery

Laser procedures for Glaucoma

All glaucoma surgery procedures are designed to accomplish one of two basic results: decrease the production of intraocular fluid or increase the outflow of this same fluid.

Laser surgery has become increasingly popular as an intermediate step between medicine and traditional glaucoma surgery. When patients have glaucoma and medicated drops are not working to lower eye pressure, a laser procedure is needed. The most common type of laser surgery performed for open-angle glaucoma is called Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty (ALT). The objective of the surgery is to help fluids drain out of the eye, reducing intra-ocular pressure that can cause damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision.

Mackey Vision Center has a laser in the office to perform this laser procedure and has performed hundreds. Please contact Dr. Ben Mackey for more information regarding laser surgery for glaucoma.


If you have glaucoma and hate using eye drops, call for an appointment to discuss this new procedure. Dr. Ben Mackey was the first surgeon in the area to perform this revolutionary new procedure for glaucoma. Read more about canaloplasty here.

"I've had glaucoma for years and have been on eyedrops. Dr. Mackey did canaloplasty on my left eye and now my pressure is low and I'm off my drops. I wish I'd had this done years ago!"
Dennis Crawford, June 2012