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Types of Glaucoma Surgery and Costs in Arizona

Many people suffer from glaucoma. This is a condition that affects the nerves of the eye and can eventually progress to blindness if it is not treated in time. There are two types of glaucoma, which are open angle and closed angle glaucoma. Open angle glaucoma is a slow buildup of fluid in the eye. This is also referred to as chronic glaucoma, and it appears gradually over time. The most common form of glaucoma is open angle, affecting nearly 90% of all people with the eye condition. Closed angle glaucoma is the bowing of the iris and the fast buildup of fluid behind this area. The symptoms come on fast and cause a great deal of acute pain.

Some treatments have been found to be successful in people with open angle glaucoma. Surgery for glaucoma allows for fluid to drain out of the eye area, and relieve pressure on the optic nerve. A new opening is cut into the eye that allows for this fluid to drain. This type of surgery is a temporary solution for patients, and is most commonly used on those with a form of congenital glaucoma. There are other types of surgery that use lasers and can help alleviate symptoms of this condition and slow the progression of glaucoma.

The cost of glaucoma surgery in Arizona varies based on many different factors. Some of these factors can include how far progressed the condition is, the surgeon who performs the surgery and their skill level as well as the facility where the procedure is performed. Some cases of glaucoma are more complicated than others. A typical cost for glaucoma surgery in Arizona is $3,000. People who can receive conventional surgery verses the laser can pay a bit less than this. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty is an advanced type of laser used to treat glaucoma. The outcome is usually better with this laser due to the cut not damaging the mesh of the eye. It can be performed more times than conventional surgery can.

This is a very common surgery that is performed on a regular basis. Many insurance companies will cover glaucoma surgery in Arizona if non-invasive treatments have been tried but failed to work effectively. Glaucoma surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are able to recover in their own homes.

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Pacific ClearVision Institute
294 W. State Route 89A, Suite 114
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center
1030 N. San Francisco
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Swagel-Wootton Eye Center
220 South 63rd Street
Mesa, AZ 85206
Brems Eye Center
300 E Osborn Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Newman Eye Center
20819 N Cave Creek Rd # 102
Phoenix, AZ 85024
Southwestern Eye Center
3271 N. Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 8
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Ophthalmic Surgeons and Physicians
3200 South Country Club Way
Tempe, AZ 85282
Hodges Eye Care
1502 North Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
The Eye & Laser Center
303 West 2nd St.
Winslow, AZ 86047

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