Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, which transports visual information from the eye to the brain. This damage is usually a result of increased eye pressure, or intraocular pressure.
Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute glaucoma staff specializes in the diagnosis and the medical and surgical management of primary, secondary and complicated glaucoma in patients of all ages. Patients benefit from our state-of-the-art glaucoma testing capabilities and technology including automated visual field testing, retinal nerve fiber layer photography, stereoscopic disc photography and computerized optic disc analysis. Treatment options include the latest topical medications, glaucoma implants, mitomycin c, laser therapy (argon, Nd:YAG and pulsed-dye), glaucoma filtration surgery, cataract surgery and combined glaucoma/cataract surgery.