Trabeculectomy is a treatment for glaucoma.
What does trabeculectomy involve?
Trabeculectomy is a surgical technique in which a flap of tissue, (scleral flap), is made and a new route for drainage of intra-ocular fluid is created. This is usually successful at lowering eye pressure but the recovery period for the eye is longer compared to micro-invasive procedures
Step 1: Your in-depth consultation
Following a detailed assessment, your Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon will discuss the potential options and advise on the recommended course of glaucoma treatment for you. The consultant will be the same person who carries out your procedure and your checks at follow-up appointments.
Step 2: The trabeculectomy procedure
During trabeculectomy surgery a flap of tissue, (scleral flap), is made to create a new route for drainage of intra-ocular fluid. This should then lower the eye pressure.
Step 3: Rest and recovery
After your trabeculectomy surgery, you will be given details of any eye drops required before returning home. Your consultant may also provide you with some eye drops to use temporarily following treatment. The recovery period for the eye is usually longer for trabeculectomy surgery compared to micro-invasive procedures.
Step 4: Your aftercare
Your consultant will see you for a follow-up appointment to check on your progress, assess the results of your trabeculectomy surgery and answer any questions you may have. You will be provided with an emergency contact number so that if you do experience any unexpected symptoms, you can easily contact us.
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