Glaucoma Surgery

State-of-the-Art Solutions

At Young H. Choi Eye Surgery Center, we offer state-of-the-art solutions for treating glaucoma, including Goniotomy surgery and Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT).

A Game-Changer In Eye Care

What Is Goniotomy?

Goniotomy surgery is a distinctive procedure that is used to treat patients who suffer from open-angle glaucoma. This condition occurs when the drainage angle created by the cornea and iris is open; however, the trabecular meshwork is somewhat blocked. As a result, pressure in the eye can elevate over time and lead to impaired optic nerves. This can lead to unhealthy vision and other unpleasant symptoms. During the goniotomy, the front of the eye is examined with a specialized tool to locate the drainage system of the eye (trabecular meshwork). From there, a small surgical blade is used to make a new opening in the eye to allow for proper drainage, which, in turn, decreases fluid pressure.

  • The Benefits of Goniotomy Surgery
    While glaucoma cannot be reversed, the threat to your eyesight can be managed and discourgaed. A personalized goniotomy procedure performed by Dr. Choi offers great benefits to treat open-angle glaucoma, like:

    • Reducing IOP (intraocular pressure)

    • Helping to preserve eye health

    • Treatment is quick

    • Offers great success rates

    • Often covered part or in full by insurance

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What is Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)?

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a state-of-the-art procedure that is performed to treat glaucoma. SLT uses advanced laser technology to decrease eye pressure by improving how fluid drains from the eye. During SLT, Dr. Choi begins by using eye drops to numb the eye so you can feel as comfortable as possible. An injection may be given to prevent the eye from moving during surgery. Next, a special contact lens will be placed over the eye to help focus and deliver the laser precisely on the target area. Patients will feel a bit of pressure during surgery, but other than that, SLT does not cause pain. The laser creates microscopic changes to the trabecular meshwork, which is the drainage system of the eye. Fluid needs to be able to drain properly from the eye to maintain normal eye pressure.

The Benefits of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Dr. Choi’s experience in performing laser trabeculoplasty offers an effective solution for managing glaucoma. This quick and easy outpatient procedure is a game-changer in eye care, with multiple benefits that significantly enhance the quality of life for individuals suffering from this condition. Here’s a closer look at the advantages of undergoing Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) with Dr. Choi:

  • Reduces IOP (intraocular pressure)
  • Does not damage trabecular meshwork
  • Can be repeated, if necessary
  • Reduces the need for daily eye drops and medications
  • Reduces the need for more invasive eye surgery
  • Can dramatically slow the progression of macular degeneration
  • Can reduce the likelihood of developing cataracts
  • Quick, easy outpatient procedure
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Hear From Our Patients

Our team, led by the expertise of Dr. Young H. Choi, takes pride in helping our patients with through excellent service and cutting edge technology.

Dr. Choi is a highly skilled surgeon who exhibited an extremely reassuring manner about my procedure. I have had wonderful results and I am highly pleased with my improved vision. I would recommended Dr. .Choi and his staff for their outstanding care, attention to details, and overall professional excellence in treating their patients.”

– L.H.

I 100% recommend Dr. Choi for Cataract Eye Surgery, LASIK, SMILE, YAG, SLT, and Goniatomy – among other clinical procedures offered. He and his staff are extremely friendly and accommodating (especially during COVID-19) Not to mention, it is the nicest surgical facility I have ever seen!”

– T.H.

Excellent from start to finish, great staff, Dr Choi is exceptional”

– M.H.

I truly have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Choi and his staff. I am so grateful for the vision that I have now. Dr. Choi is a excellent surgeon and his staff is also just as excellent. I always was at ease with each visit. I can’t thank Dr. Choi and his staff enough for what they have done for me.”

– D.W.

Dr. Choi and his staff are wonderful. Couldn’t ask for a better experience.”

– S.R.

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