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There are many people who have glaucoma and they do not even know it. While most people think that having glaucoma always produces symptoms, that is not the case. A person can have the disease and not have any symptoms in the very beginning. When you have glaucoma, your eye experiences a great reduction in the amount of light it can process and even can cause complete and irreversible blindness. That is why it is important to be checked for glaucoma every year, especially if you have a family history of the eye disease.

There are several types of surgery that a surgeon can perform on your eye for glaucoma. One surgical procedure is called sclerostomy. A sclerostomy is when the surgeon makes a channel from the anterior chamber to the conjunctiva for drainage. There are then two types of sclerostomy: non-penetrating and penetrating. Non-penetrating means that the drainage channel does not pass through the anterior chamber, while penetrating means that it does pass through it. Another type of glaucoma surgery is called iridotomy. Iridotomy is a procedure that is used in order to create small holes in the iris. There are two different types of this procedure also: corectomy/iridectomy and laser peripheral iridotomy. A corectomy/iridectomy is when the surgeon removes certain portions of the tissue in the iris. Laser peripheral iridotomy is when they burn a hole right below the iris by using a laser.

A third type of glaucoma surgery is called viscocanalostomy. Viscocanalostomy is not performed as much these days, but the procedure is done to expose the Schlemm's canal in the sclera in order to work on the eye. The final type of glaucoma surgery is called laser trabeculoplasty. Much like the others, there are two different types of this surgery as well: selective laser and argon laser. Selective laser trabeculoplasty is when the surgeon uses the laser just to burn selected portions of cells in the eye. Argon laser trabeculoplasty is when the surgeon uses an argon laser to burn holes in the meshwork of the trabecular area.

The cost of glaucoma surgery in New York will depend on the type of procedure you get. For just basic laser trabeculoplasty in New York City, for instance, you can look at spending anywhere from $1,700 per eye to $6,600 per eye. If you have insurance, it will cover part of it, but the rest will have to come out of your own pocket.

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Eye Center at Memorial Hospital
63 Shaker Road, Suite 101
Albany, NY 12204
Fichte, Endl, & Elmer
2825 Niagara Falls Blvd., Suite 130
Amherst, NY 14228
Gregory N. Joy, M.D., M.B.A.
8280 Willett Parkway, Suite 204
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
New York Eye Surgery Center
1101 Pelham Parkway
Bronx, NY 10469
Fromer Eye Centers
3130 Grand Concourse, Suite 1J
Bronx, NY 10458
Odrich Odrich and Greenburg, M.D.s
3765 Riverdale Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
Eye Care and Surgery Center
1636 East 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
John W. Lombardo, M.D.
7801 4 Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
The Eye Care Center
325 West Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Island Eye Surgicenter, LLC
255 Glen Cove Road
Carle Place, NY 11514
Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons, PC
200 Westage Business Center Drive
Fishkill, NY 12524
St. Mary's Eye and Surgery Center
41-61 Kissena Blvd., #C-24
Flushing, NY 11355
Costello Eye Physicians & Surgeons
Route 12 B
Hamilton, NY 13346
Stahl Eye Center
200 Motor Parkway, Suite D-25
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Huntington Eye Care Associates
755 Park Avenue, Suite 100
Huntington, NY 11743
Arleo Eye Institute
100 Uptown Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Albany Regional Eye
5 Johnson Road
Latham, NY 12110
Syracuse Ophthalmologic Consultants
5100 W. Taft Road, Suite 3L
Liverpool, NY 13088
Todd J. Bragin, M.D., P.C.
243 Broadway
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Long Island Eye Surgeons
2110 Northern Blvd., Suite 208
Manhasset, NY 11030
American Surgisite
838 Pelham Dale Road
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Eye Specialists of Westchester
140 Lockwood Avenue, Suite 220
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Weill Cornell Eye Associates
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10021
Chelsea Eye Associates
157 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
Columbia Laser Vision Correction
880 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Barry L. Drucker, M.D.
58-47 Francis Lewis Blvd., Suite 202
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
Rochester Ophthalmologic Group
2100 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Cornerstone Eye Associates
2300 Buffalo Rd., Bldg. 700
Rochester, NY 14624
Rochester Eye Center
30 North Union St., Ste 101
Rochester, NY 14607
Island Eye Surgery Specialists
4299 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10312
Syracuse Eye Physicians
716 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203

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