Glaucoma leads to loss of vision, which is irreversible and is one of the most common causes of sight loss in the UK today. It normally results from high pressure in the eye causing damage to the optic nerve, which takes information from the eye to the brain. Once diagnosed, it requires life long follow up and treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment and regular assessment is imperative in retaining the best vision possible. Mr Modi uses the very latest technology to pick up the earliest signs of glaucoma and detect progression as it occurs. Glaucoma assessment includes: measurement of intraocular pressure with Goldmann applanation tonometry; gonioscopy and Heidelberg OCT to assess the drainage angle; visual field assessment with Zeiss Humphrey visual field analyser; digital measure of the retinal nerve fibre layer; measurement of corneal thickness; full assessment of the eye for secondary factors including pigment dispersion or pseudo-exfoliation and finally review and discussion of all measurements and examination findings. A summary is always provided with a personalised treatment plan.
Personalised Glaucoma Care
Mr Modi provides a complete service including assessment, monitoring and treatment for both Ocular Hypertension and Glaucoma. The complete spectrum of treatment is offered and includes eye drop therapy, LASER (including YAG and SLT) and surgery such as minimally invasive MIGS surgery (including ECP, iStent and Xen gel stents) and conventional glaucoma surgery (Trabeculectomy).
Mr Modi is a member of the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) and has a special interest in Glaucoma.
You can find further information on glaucoma and laser treatments such as selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) in the patient information section.