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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. 

Conditions We Treat

We treat all types of glaucoma, including:

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

Meet Your Care Team

Eric N. Brown

Eric N. BrownMD, PhD

    Glaucoma, Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure, Ophthalmology
Sylvia L. Groth

Sylvia L. GrothMD

    Anterior Segment Surgery, Cataract- Pediatric/Adults, Glaucoma, Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Surgery
Karen M. Joos

Karen M. JoosMD, PhD

    Glaucoma, Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Jeffrey A. Kammer

Jeffrey A. KammerMD

    Cataract- Pediatric/Adults, Glaucoma, Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure, Ophthalmology
Rachel W. Kuchtey

Rachel W. KuchteyMD, PhD

    Cataract- Pediatric/Adults, Glaucoma, Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure, Ophthalmology

Why Choose Glaucoma Care at Vanderbilt

  • caduceus, Depth of expertise, excellent outcomes

    Our fellowship-trained physicians have extensive training and experience in the latest treatments and surgeries for glaucoma. Because they are leaders in their specialty, you can trust that your eyes will get the best care.


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    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.

  • data content, blocks, cubes, long-term care, transition, plan
    Ongoing care

    Our patients range from newborns 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.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

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    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

  • medical record, Second opinions, cross, pen
    Second opinions

    A second opinion can help you make the best health decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to give you an informed opinion.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

  • Fundus and slit-lamp photography of the nerve
  • Glaucoma implant
  • Intraocular pressure testing
  • Laser trabeculoplasty
  • Medication
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCTA)
  • Perimetry (peripheral vision testing)
  • Surgery


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232
1670 West Main Street, Suite 100
Lebanon, TN 37087
305 Indian Lake Boulevard, Suite 240
Hendersonville, TN 37075
4601 Carothers Parkway, Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067
1821 Heritage Park Plaza, Unit 1 & 2
Murfreesboro, TN 37129