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For patients with glaucoma, Duke's specialists excel in delivering the most advanced treatments available, including canaloplasty and all other forms of laser or incisional surgery.
Duke is dedicated to excellence in diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve and results in vision loss, and in some cases, blindness.
Glaucoma is the most common cause of permanent blindness in the world today. There are more than two million people with glaucoma in the United States and 70 million worldwide.
In most cases, there are no symptoms other than vision loss, which frequently goes undetected until late in the disease's course.
There is no treatment for vision loss -- however, glaucoma can be successfully controlled in most cases through the use of non-invasive medicines (eye drops), laser treatment, or surgery.
Consultations and treatments are offered for many types of glaucoma, including:
Diagnostic services, including non-invasive options, immediately available include:
Glaucoma laser services include:
Glaucoma surgical services are performed at the Duke Eye Center in specially designed ophthalmic operating suites. Procedures performed include:
Learn how to request an appointment with one of our glaucoma specialists at the Duke Eye Center.
We see patients from Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Winston-Salem, and throughout North Carolina -- and the world. Find a location near you.
To refer a patient, call 919-681-3937.