410 Route 34, Suite 218
Colts Neck, NJ, 07722
Enhancing quality of life through advanced ophthalmic care
Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in America and throughout the world. Unfortunately, once vision is lost from glaucoma it cannot be restored. Fortunately, if it is detected it can be very effectively treated. The important factor is to accurately recognize the disease in an early state so that it can be treated before any significant damage occurs.
Since glaucoma is painless and usually a slow, subtle, process, the only way to detect it, is to visit your eye doctor, regularly. There are many tests and variables to examine to determine who indeed has the disease and needs treatment and who can be safely monitored without treatment.
At Eye Associates of Monmouth, Dr. John Ghobrial employs the recommended guidelines for testing and the latest technology for assessing and managing glaucoma including, intra-ocular pressure monitoring, pachymetry (corneal thickness measurement), gonioscopy (examining the drainage of the eye with a special mirror lens), optic disc photography, optical coherence tomography (to evaluate early loss of ganglion cells), and visual field testing.
After ophthalmic examination and review of appropriate testing with the patient, Dr. Ghobrial will recommend whether or not glaucoma medication is necessary. In some, more advanced cases, Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) or Trabeculectomy (glaucoma surgery) may be recommended.
Eye Associates of Monmouth is here for glaucoma therapy. We're located in Colts Neck, NJ. Call us at 732-431-6688.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is the procedure that uses an advanced laser system to target only specific cells which contain natural pigment melanin. This allows only those cells to be affected leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. As a result, your body's own healing response helps reduce the pressure in your eye.
Safe - not associated with systematic side effects
Selective - leaves surrounding tissues intact
Smart - stimulates body's natural mechanism to enhance the fluid flow and lower the pressure in eye
Sensible - SLT is reimbursed by many insurance providers
Open Angle Glaucoma (OAG) concentrates on lowering the pressure inside the eye to minimize the damage to the optic nerve. There are various medical treatments (eye drops) and surgical treatments for it.