Am I suitable for Trabeculectomy?

Trabeculectomy is one of the several treatments for glaucoma that we offer here at Optegra. By making a small hole in the eye wall (sclera), a trabeculectomy helps to lower the intraocular pressure inside of the eye. Unlike some of the other procedures we conduct for glaucoma, this a surgical procedure and therefore has a slightly longer recovery time.

During your initial consultation, one of our dedicated eye health specialists will determine if you are suitable for trabeculectomy by following these general guidelines:

  • You have open-angle glaucoma or chronic closed-angle glaucoma
  • Your medication or eye drops are failing to control to your glaucoma
  • You have already tried laser treatment to little or no effect
  • You understand that the recovery period is longer than that of micro-invasive procedures

However, the above points only serve as a general guideline. We understand that every patient is different, which is why it is one of our highly-trained ophthalmic consultants who will make the final decision on your suitability. We offer several treatments for glaucoma, so we may find that there is another procedure more suited to your eye health needs.

Book a no-obligation appointment with us today to discuss your options with one of our specialists. Or attend one of our open days and ask our consultants any general questions you may have regarding your journey with Optegra.

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