How We Address Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a disease of high pressure inside the eye that is caused by fluid build up. Eye fluid helps keep the eye healthy, but when the fluid cannot exit or drain, eye pressure goes up. High eye pressure damages the nerve at the back of the eye resulting in vision loss over time.
Today, the only way to limit the effects of glaucoma progression on vision is to lower the pressure inside the eye. To achieve this, prescription eye drops, implants, or surgery that removes tissue are used to lower eye pressure.
ELIOS™ technology is a microinvasive, implant-free procedure that uses excimer laser light energy to create microscopic openings in the trabecular meshwork, a spongy area in the eye, to re-establish the natural flow of eye fluid or aqueous.1