VisiVite's CEO, Dr. Paul Krawitz, a Board Certified Glaucoma Specialist, uses a cool, painless laser light treatment known as Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, that takes only 1 minute to perform. And the CoolLaser has been shown in several scientific studies to be just as effective as eyedrop therapy.
There is no absolute best way to treat glaucoma. Instead, the proper treatment of glaucoma involves assessing what works best and is easiest for the patient, combined with what is most effective to get the eye to a healthy pressure level.
The placement of a gonioscopy mirrored lens on the surface of the cornea allows the eye doctor to examine an important structure that cannot be seen by penlight or even the slit lamp biomicroscope. The structure is called the anterior chamber angle, and it contains the peripheral iris, ciliary body, trabecular meshwork and peripheral internal cornea.
For patients who have both glaucoma and cataracts, combining separate procedures on the same day is not only more convenient than having two separate surgeries, but it can provide improved vision and improved intraocular pressure control. In many circumstances, glaucoma medications can be reduced or eliminated afterwards.