When alternative therapies fail, glaucoma surgery is an outpatient operation that can stabilize eyesight and prevent vision loss. Although there are various forms of surgery for glaucoma, trabeculectomy is the most prevalent.
During this treatment, your surgeon constructs an extra channel for fluid to flow from the eye, thereby decreasing intraocular pressure (IOP). Laser technology advancements have shortened glaucoma surgery recovery time and diminished post-operative discomfort.
In rare instances, your doctor may still consider conventional microsurgery, particularly if your intraocular pressure (IOP) is exceptionally high.