Treatment of glaucoma

Since 2004, the SAIF-OPTIMA clinic has been successfully treating eye diseases for adults and children. And for 20 years, the main tenet of our activity has been the struggle for quality in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, rather than increasing their number.

One of the advantages of the clinic is microinvasive glaucoma surgery, as well as unique equipment that allows diagnosing and treating this disease at the earliest stages.

To date, our specialists have introduced and actively used glaucoma surgery with implantation of drains and valve implants.

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that lead to damage to the optic nerve caused by increased intraocular pressure (IOP), which causes impaired vision if left untreated.

Glaucoma is called a “silent thief of vision” because the loss of vision and visual field usually occurs asymptomatically, slowly and over a long period of time. This is due to aging, a family history of glaucoma, and certain diseases or medications.

Glaucoma is the main cause of irreversible vision loss and blindness.

Healthy eye

Eye with glaucoma

Symptoms of glaucoma:

The most insidious feature of glaucoma is its asymptomatic nature. It is possible to determine its presence only at an ophthalmologist’s appointment.

However, in rare cases, the patient may notice some symptoms on his own:

  • Pain in the eyes
  • Nausea
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Sudden visual impairment
  • Circles or rings around light sources
  • Dimout

The factors causing glaucoma are still unknown. But it is known that pathology can be inherited.

Treatment of glaucoma

The main method of glaucoma treatment is to reduce and normalize intraocular pressure, thereby slowing down the progression of glaucoma and preserving the quality of life of patients.

Glaucoma treatment begins with the appointment of eye drops. But do not be afraid if you are offered laser or surgical treatment at an early stage of glaucoma. According to the world’s leading glaucomatologists, this approach is the most effective for preserving vision.

The results of the examination will show which treatment method will be optimal. Depending on the form, stage and pathology, our specialists will offer you treatment tactics.

All glaucoma treatment options are available at SAIF-OPTIMA:

  • Traditional microsurgery of glaucoma
  • Glaucoma surgery using drains and implants
  • Re-surgery of previously operated glaucoma
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • All types of laser treatment
  • Medical treatment

The benefits of glaucoma treatment at the SAIF-OPTIMA Eye Clinic

High-quality diagnostics, surgery and dynamic monitoring


Patients undergo a complete and high-quality examination using the most modern equipment. In particular, this includes:

  • computer perimetry that determines the state of your field of vision;
  • optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the optic nerve evaluating the condition of the retinal nerve fiber layer on a special SPECTALIS glaucoma module (Heidelberg Engineering, Germany);
  • OCT of the anterior segment using the CASIA2 tomograph (Tomey, Japan) to study the anatomy of the cornea, iris and angle of the anterior chamber,
  • digital non-contact gonioscopy of drainage structures using the STAR Analysis application.

All these examinations are necessary when choosing the optimal treatment method.

Ultra-precise surgery

For operations, we use an OPMI Lumera 700 operating microscope (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Germany) with a built-in RESCAN 700 intraoperative tomograph, thanks to which the surgeon is able to make quick decisions during the intervention.

This technology helps us to control the implantation of drains in difficult to visualize situations, as well as during channeloplasty procedures and other anti-glaucoma operations.

Experienced specialists

Anti-glaucomatous operations are performed by the Candidate of Medical Sciences, a member of the European Glaucoma Society (EGS), the Society of Ophthalmologists of Russia (OOR) and the Society of Ophthalmologists of Germany (DOG) Zahidov Azizbek Bahodirovich, who for the first time in Uzbekistan introduced a modern method of laser treatment of glaucoma – SLT – in 2012. Under the guidance of the chief physician of the clinic, Saliev I.F., Dr. Zakhidov A.B. has been actively implementing glaucoma surgery techniques with drainage implantation for the past 10 years.

They have successfully operated on more than 3 thousand patients.

Quality of the consumables used

To improve the efficiency of glaucoma surgery, we use only proven drains (collagen, hydrogel) and valve devices (AADI, Ahmed Valve, Ex-Press Mini Glaucoma Shunt) from leading manufacturers, which ensures maximum hypotensive effect, their best tolerance and a high-quality standard of living after surgery.

Save your eyesight!

Choose for yourself the latest generation technologies that modern ophthalmology currently has at its disposal.

And the professionals of the SAIF-OPTIMA eye clinic will always help you with this!

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Monday - Friday from 9:00 to 16:00

Saturday - from 9:00 to 14:00

Sunday - closed

Address in Tashkent:

32, Alimkent 1-tor st., Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Address in Andijan:

73, Chuama st., Andijan, Uzbekistan