Neovascular Glaucoma

Neovascular Glaucoma: Underlying Causes, Evaluating Treatments

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Understanding and Managing Neovascular Glaucoma 

Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is a severe form of glaucoma characterized by the growth of abnormal blood vessels on the iris and in the anterior chamber of the eye. At Peachtree Ophthalmology, we delve into addressing the underlying causes and evaluating treatments for neovascular glaucoma. Here’s what you need to know: 

Underlying Causes: Neovascular glaucoma often occurs as a complication of other ocular or systemic conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, or ocular ischemic syndrome. The abnormal blood vessels that develop release factors that can obstruct the eye’s drainage system, leading to increased intraocular pressure. 

Diagnostic Evaluation: Dr. Washington conducts a thorough diagnostic evaluation to identify the underlying causes of neovascular glaucoma. This may include a detailed examination of the retina, measurement of intraocular pressure, and assessing the health of the optic nerve. 

Treatment Approaches: Managing neovascular glaucoma involves addressing the root causes while managing elevated intraocular pressure. Treatment options may include laser therapy (panretinal photocoagulation) to reduce abnormal blood vessel growth, medications to control intraocular pressure, and, in some cases, surgical interventions such as trabeculectomy or tube shunt surgery. 

Ongoing Monitoring: Individuals with neovascular glaucoma require regular monitoring to assess the effectiveness of treatment and manage intraocular pressure. Our eye clinic provides personalized follow-up care to ensure optimal outcomes and preserve vision. 


Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Understanding the underlying causes and treatment options for neovascular glaucoma is crucial for effectively managing this condition. Schedule an appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology, located at Norcross near Peachtree Corners,  for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized care for neovascular glaucoma. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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