The Vanderbilt Eye Institute offers the most advanced and effective treatment for all types of glaucoma, an eye disease that affects the optic nerve. Our expert team of ophthalmologists will determine the best possible treatment for you, which may include laser surgery and diagnostic monitoring.

Glaucoma: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Expertise. Our fellowship-trained physicians have extensive training and experience in the latest treatments and surgeries for glaucoma. As leading experts in their specialty, you can trust that your eyes are in the best of hands.
  • Advanced care. Our glaucoma specialists are trained to perform advanced laser and surgical procedures for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma. We also offer other minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) to treat different types of glaucoma. This gives you the opportunity for a quicker, easier recovery.
  • Ongoing care. Our team sees more than 850 patients every month, with patients ranging from newborn babies to adults over 100 years old. We carefully monitor each patient over the long term to make sure they’re receiving the most appropriate treatment.
  • Multidisciplinary approach. When the need arises, our glaucoma experts work closely with Vanderbilt’s extensive roster of subspecialists. That means that you’ll get access to the care you need for a wide range of eye diseases and disorders without having to seek out a new provider on your own.
  • Research and clinical trials. Our physicians work with other scientists on cutting-edge vision research to develop treatments for patients. You can gain access to innovative treatments before anyone else, thanks to our thriving clinical trial program.
  • Expert second opinions. If you’ve been treated for glaucoma elsewhere, our team can provide a second opinion to help you make the best decision for your situation. We take your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments, and your personal preferences into account.

Conditions We Treat

  • Angle-closure glaucoma
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Glaucoma suspect
  • Open-angle glaucoma
  • Secondary glaucoma

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Fundus and slit-lamp photography of the nerve
  • Glaucoma medication, including eye drops
  • Glaucoma implant
  • Intraocular pressure testing
  • Laser trabeculoplasty
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Vision testing
  • Visual field testing


Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Ave. 
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-2020

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Lebanon
1670 W. Main St., Suite 100
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 453-5155

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Hendersonville
305 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite 240
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Adult care: (615) 865-1860
Pediatric care: (615) 936-1034

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Franklin 
4601 Carothers Parkway, Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067
Adult care: (615) 791-0060
Pediatric care: (615) 936-1034

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Glaucoma service, call (615) 936-2020.