Glaucoma Surgery

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Overview of Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is the leading cause of world blindness after cataracts. Because it develops slowly, it may take a while to notice that it is getting more difficult to read or drive. Patients may just gradually stop doing the activities they enjoy without knowing why. It may even contribute to depression or anxiety. It is a chronic, progressive deterioration of the optic nerve. It is usually caused by or worsened by pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure, or IOP) that is too high for the continued health of the nerve. The only proven treatment of glaucoma is the lowering of IOP to prevent or to slow down the damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma treatment usually begins with medications or laser techniques, but when these have failed or are not tolerated; the ophthalmologist may suggest surgical procedures.

Type of Glaucoma Surgery

  • Laser Surgery: The most common type of laser surgery performed for open-angle glaucoma is called trabeculoplasty. Other models are Laser Peripheral Iridotomy or Cycloablation. Cataracts do not occur after laser surgery and complications are minimal, which is why this has become increasingly popular.
  • Traditional Surgery: The most common type of these operations is called a trabeculectomy. The other type is Drainage Implant Surgery.

Glaucoma Surgery Recommended For:

  • Patients with glaucoma that didn’t tolerate medications or laser

Before Glaucoma Surgery

Once the decision has been taken to do the surgery, the doctor will ask to have different tests before the surgery. These tests will determine t the best type of surgery for the patient. The surgeon will take a medical history from the patient.

During Glaucoma Surgery

In laser therapy, the procedure takes between ten and twenty minutes, is painless, and can be performed in either a doctor´s office or in an outpatient facility. In traditional surgery, the surgeon removes a small section of the trabecular meshwork. Leads to reducing the pressure of the eye. This procedure is usually done under local anaesthesia either as an outpatient or with a brief hospital stay.

After Glaucoma Surgery

There may be pain or a foreign body sensation, particularly during the first 48 hours after surgery, which is normal. Patients should be careful and not rub their eye. The surgeon may place a transparent protective shield over eye To help protect the cornea as it heals. It is important to note that eyes may not have their normal visual activity for several weeks following this procedure.

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