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Types of Glaucoma Surgery and Costs in California

Glaucoma is a vision problem that typically strikes older individuals. People of African-American or Hispanic background are at elevated risk for glaucoma compared to other Americans and, for this reason, many older people on Medicare may qualify to have glaucoma screening done for free -- although the number of screenings an individual qualifies for is relatively few. If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, it is important that you consult with a doctor right away, as the condition can worsen quickly and lead to irreversible vision problems. Luckily, the types of glaucoma surgery and costs in California are many and varied.

Glaucoma is a disorder that leads to increased pressure on the optic nerve, resulting in damage that permanently alters vision. It is usually linked to changes in the aqueous humor of the eye, the deposit of semi-liquid material that sits in the chambers of the eye. Early in life, the aqueous humor begins to change -- that early change results in "floaters" that drift in the humor and are occasionally visible in the background of an adult's eyesight. If, later on in life, anything occurs that blocks the normal diffusion of the humor or otherwise raises the fluid pressure, glaucoma can result.

There are a number of different glaucoma treatments practiced throughout California, and many treatment centers specialize in one or more. Because of the nature of the underlying health concern, lasers are not typically used in glaucoma surgery, although some laser treatment options are available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other metro zones. In all forms of glaucoma surgery, some structure of the eye must be punctured or removed in order to reduce fluid pressure. This includes trabeculoplasty, which is only available for "open angle" glaucoma; iridotomy, in which a tiny hole is made in the iris; and iridectomy, in which part of the iris is removed.

Because there are so many different kinds of glaucoma surgery practiced in California, and laser-based options are more prevalent on California's coasts than in most other states, there is a pronounced variance in costs. The simplest procedures can start at $1,500 per eye, while laser treatments may cost twice as much; the most appropriate treatment will depend on the disease's progression. Like some other conditions, glaucoma can occur in only one eye at a time and develop at different rates. This means that surgery in both eyes may not be necessary at the same time. However, once glaucoma develops, it is 40-80% likely to develop in both eyes.

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Donaldson Eye Care Associates
595 Stanislaus Ave., Suite A
Angels Camp, CA 95222
NuVision Laser Center
488 East Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA 91006
Fritch Eye Care Medical Center
8501 Brimhall Road, Suite 401 & 402
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Sorenson & Sorenson
3010 Colby Street #114
Berkeley, CA 94705
Ullman Eye Center
8920 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Dr. John Hofbauer & Dr. Laura E. Fox
416 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Davies Eye Center
655 Laguna Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Lerner Eye Center
2338 Almond Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
Tri-county Eye Laser Vision Center
1124 S. Main Street Suite 101
Corona, CA 92882
Alvarado Eye Associates
801 Orange Avenue Suite 204
Coronado, CA 92118
Pacific Eye Specialists
1850 Sullivan Avenue
Daly City, CA 94015
Advanced Valley Eye Associates
2035 Lyndell Terrace, Suite 100
Davis, CA 95616
Brian M. Brown, M.D.
10933 Lakewood Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241
Morris Eye Group
477 N. El Camino Real Suite C202
Encinitas, CA 92024
Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley
16311 Ventura Blvd., Suite 750
Encino, CA 91436
Atlantis Eye Care
26730 Towne Centre Dr. Suite 204
Fountain Valley, CA 92610
Eye-Q Vision Care
7075 N. Sharon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
Natural Vision
6767 North Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Fogg, Maxwell, Lanier, and Remington Eye Care
1360 E. Herndon, 2nd Floor
Fresno, CA 93720
Terry Eye Institute
270 Laguna Road
Fullerton, CA 92635
Beeve Vision Care Center
1809 Verdugo Blvd. #150
Glendale, CA 91208
Glendale Eye Medical Group
607 N Central Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203
Kings Eye Center
1395 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
North Bay Eye Associates
1310 Prentice Drive Suite F
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Murphy Eye Center of La Jolla
9834 Genesee Avenue, #209
La Jolla, CA 92037
Shiley Eye Center
9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Harvard Eye Associates
24401 Calle De La Louise
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Macy Eye Center
8635 West 3rd Street, Suite 360 W
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Advance Vision Care
2080 Century Park East Suite 911
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Jules Stein Eye Institute
200 Stein Plaza, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095
NeoVision Eye Center
2490 Hospital Drive Suite 209
Mountain View, CA 94040
Coastal Vision Medical Group
3501 Jamboree Rd. Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
A Center for VisionCare
4418 Vineland Avenue, Suite 106
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Inland Eye Lasik
3257 E. Guasti Rd., Ste 210
Ontario, CA 91761
790 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Royo Eye and Laser Center
1524 Eureka Road
Roseville, CA 95661
Grutzmacher and Lewis Medical
1515 River Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95815
Keith Liang, M.D.
3160 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Vantage Eye Center
622 Abbott Street
Salinas, CA 93901
West Coast Eye Care
6945 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
Sharp Vision Laser Center
3075 Health Center
San Diego, CA 92123
Eyecare Associates of San Francisco
595 Buckingham Way Suite 448
San Francisco, CA 94132
Spectrum Eye Center
2577 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA 95124
Advanced Eyecare and Laser Vision
1345 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Berg-Feinfeld Vision Correction
13320 Riverside Drive Suite 114
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Heritage Eye Associates
445 W. Poplar Street
Stockton, CA 95203
Reingold Eye Center
12139 Riverside Drive
Valley Village, CA 91607
Valley Eye Center
14914 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405
William May, M.D.
15141 E. Whittier Blvd, Ste 480
Whittier, CA 90603
David Marshburn, M.D.
15925 E. Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90603
Medical Vision Laser Eye Center
120 A West Court St.
Woodland, CA 95695

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