Eye pressure and glaucoma

The pressure inside your eye is called intraocular pressure, or IOP. When the inner eye pressure is elevated, it can lead to vision loss. The higher the intraocular pressure, the higher the risk that the optic nerve will be damaged and the result will be permanent vision loss.

Why choose DURYSTA for elevated eye pressure?

It can be difficult to apply eye drops or remember to use the drops every day. With DURYSTA, the problem is solved. Many people run into challenges with eye drops, including:

  • Eye drops applied incorrectly, spilling outside the eye
  • Forgetting to apply the eye drops regularly
  • Forgetting to bring the drops when vacationing or away from home
  • A negative reaction to ingredients in the eye drops
  • Not being a candidate for eye drops due to certain eye conditions

Glaucoma vision loss simulator

This simulator shows you how elevated eye pressure may affect your vision over time.

DURYSTA: Convenient and effective treatment.

DURYSTA is the first and only FDA-approved ocular implant. This treatment is appropriate for clients with “open-angle glaucoma,” or who have elevated eye pressure. This tiny ocular implant slowly releases the medication your eye needs to reduce eye pressure. In clinical studies, DURYSTA reduced eye pressure for 15 weeks. This treatment is a great alternative to eye drops, as you can enjoy months of pressure control without worry.

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Eye pressure and glaucoma

Elevated eye pressure increases the risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is the term for a group of eye conditions that feature optic nerve damage. As the light enters your eyes, it sends information to your brain through the optic nerve, which your brain translates into visual images. 

The risks of high intraocular pressure

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60, and most commonly develops in older adults. The progression of the condition is gradual and may not be noticeable until it becomes advanced. The vision loss associated with glaucoma cannot be recovered. Ensure you have a regular eye exam every year, as elevated eye pressure increases your risk of developing glaucoma. If we identify high intraocular pressure, in many cases, it can be successfully treated with DURYSTA. 

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The DURYSTA difference

DURYSTA is a recently approved new approach to lowering intraocular pressure. The beauty of these implants is you are finally free from eye drops and can live life as you choose. The medication in the implant is free from preservatives (which cause a problem for some people).

The very tiny implant is pre-loaded with the medication to reduce eye pressure. The procedure takes about five minutes to complete. The implant is made of a biocompatible material that breaks down over time and is naturally discarded by your body.

Why choose us?

At Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers, Dr. Soroudi has assembled the best technology and treatments for eye conditions and diseases. If you struggle with eye drops or react to the preservatives, you may be a good candidate for DURYSTA. 

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