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Advanced equipment and techniques for the best in ophthalmology care

Franciscan Healthcare - Munster uses state-of-the-art surgical equipment to perform a variety of complex eye surgeries including removal and glaucoma treatment. Ophthalmology patients benefit from our experienced team of physicians, nurses and technologists. Both adult and pediatric ophthalmology services are available.

Did you know?

Half of those with glaucoma are unaware they have it because the condition causes no pain or visual changes in its early stages.

Trabectome - Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness and affects more than four million Americans. Franciscan Healthcare - Munster was the first hospital in Indiana to purchase a minimally invasive glaucoma treatment called Trabectome.


Trabectome is an FDA-cleared device that removes glaucoma-causing tissue, improves natural drainage pathways of the eye and eliminates pressure safely without the aid of mechanical implants or shunts. The surgery is performed through a small incision and does not leave a permanent hole or pocket in the eye wall, allowing patients to return home the same day. The Trabectome procedure, taking approximately 20 minutes, maintains a remarkably high success rate in reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) with minimum side effects.


Benefits of Trabectome


  • Restoration of the eye's natural fluid balance
  • Low patient risk
  • Simpler than traditional therapies
  • Low complication rate
  • Easily combines with cataract extraction
  • Safe, economical and effective

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