About the Treatment

    Trabeculectomy (Conventional surgery for Glaucoma) is the common surgery for treating glaucoma. When the intra-ocular pressure in the eye is no longer controlled by the eye drops, then the patient has to undergo surgery to control the pressure. It creates a new opening to drain fluid for reducing the pressure.

Following tests will be done before the surgery

  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Tonometry
  • Pachymetry
  • Perimetry
  • Gonioscopy
  • Don't use eye makeup, at least, a week before surgery
  • Don't use glaucoma medicine in the eye to be operated.
  • Dentures, hearing aids, etc. may be worn during the surgery

  • Local anesthesia will be given before the surgery (Trabeculectomy).
  • The surgeon will create a new opening to drain the fluid between the eye tissue layers by removing small tissue.
  • One eye is operated at a time.
  • Post Procedure
  • Drops to fight infection and inflammation has to be put in the operate eye for several weeks.

  • Cataract
  • Corneal inflammation
  • Infection
  • Low eye pressure

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