In terms of other advances and other techniques
and technology that have come into eye care. So, we all know glaucoma is one of the leading
causes of vision loss in the world at the moment and when the biggest problems in treating
glaucoma has been compliance which means getting people to use their eye drops on a daily basis.
Now, why does glaucoma cause an increase in eye pressure? It’s because if you look inside
the actual drainage area in the eye, you tend to get congestion and reduced outflow of fluid
that normally circulates inside the eye. This then causes the fluid then to accumulate in
the eye and the pressure to go up. So, in order to try and improve compliance and to
reduce the dependence on drops. We now use specialized laser procedures, which actually
improve the flow of fluid out of the eye. So essentially their encouraging your eye,
to do the work itself, rather than having to rely on drops or any surgical procedure.
Now we found that we’ve got great results with this kind of treatment and technique,
that we find that we’ve eliminated the whole need for eye drops in many people and we found
that overall people have been better controlled in their glaucoma and preserving their vision
for longer. So, these are non-surgical procedures with virtually no side effects, take a couple
of minutes to do, so inevitably in glaucoma it’s given a whole new lease on life to many