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Eye injections for glaucoma

Find about this glaucoma treatment and how it can stop your eye condition from getting worse

Glaucoma is a condition where damage occurs on the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain. Often this is caused by a build-up of fluid, which creates and increase in eye pressure, also known as intraocular pressure.  

Glaucoma is a common condition, which can be serious and lead to blindness if it is not treated early. People of all ages can be diagnosed with glaucoma, but it is most often experienced by older people.     

There are several different kinds of glaucoma. Primary open angle glaucoma is the most common and occurs when fluids in the eye build up because the drainage channels become blocked over time. Acute angle closure glaucoma happens when these channels become blocked quickly.    

Secondary glaucoma is usually caused by another eye condition, and childhood glaucoma or congenital occurs in children, although it is very rare.    

We can arrange a private clinical appointment for you to visit a leading Consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in glaucoma. They can assess your condition, diagnose your type of glaucoma and give advice on the procedures that would be most appropriate for you. 

Glaucoma can be slow to develop, and the signs of glaucoma may not be immediately obvious until the condition has progressed. It is often discovered during a routine eye test. You might experience blurry vision, coloured rings around bright lights or issues with your peripheral vision.  

Glaucoma is a progressive condition that can and possibly will lead to significant vision loss. Each patient's treatment is different and needs to be tailored to their specific circumstances.  

It is possible to treat glaucoma with eye drops. Sometimes this may be sufficient, but it is possible that the pressure will not be reduced enough to treat the condition. Eye drop treatments can be difficult to manage as they need to be taken every single day without fail.  

Eye injections do not require you to remember to use eye drops every day. They are also less invasive than surgery or laser treatment. Eye injections can be used alongside other treatments if needed. Your doctor will explore your condition and find the best treatment for your individual condition.

Glaucoma is a progressive condition that can and possibly will lead to significant vision loss. Each patient's treatment is different and needs to be tailored to their specific circumstances.  

It is possible to treat glaucoma with eye drops. Sometimes this may be sufficient, but it is possible that the pressure will not be reduced enough to treat the condition. Eye drop treatments can be difficult to manage as they need to be taken every single day without fail.  

Eye injections do not require you to remember to use eye drops every day. They are also less invasive than surgery or laser treatment. Eye injections can be used alongside other treatments if needed. Your doctor will explore your condition and find the best treatment for your individual condition.

Serious complications following eye injections are very rare, but there is a small risk of:

  • Bleeding;
  • Inflammation and
  • Retinal detachment.

Your Consultant will be able to discuss any worries you have before your treatment.

Our 500 trusted eye care experts offer personalised care at over 40 BMI Healthcare centres across the UK.     

Our experts in affordable eye care offer fast access to treatment in a safe and comfortable environment.     
Your bespoke glaucoma treatment will provide the best possible outcome, along with excellent value for money, to help improve your quality of life.

What you pay will depend on the exact treatment you need. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation.

Specialists offering Eye injections for glaucoma

Mr Nonavinakere Manjunatha

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB BS, MD in Ophthalmology (AIIMS), MRCOphth (Lon)

BMI The Meriden Hospital

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