Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages your optic nerve which is caused when fluid is build up and high pressure happens in your eye.  Glaucoma gets worse over time and causes vision loss which is irreversible.

Some people are at risk of Glaucoma who are listed below:

    •  Certain races like African-American, Irish, Russian, Japanese, Hispanic, Inuit, or Scandinavian descent
    •  People over 40
    •  People with family background of the disease
    •  People with poor vision
    •  Diabetic patients
    •  People who had a trauma to the eye(s)

A corneal transplant can treat a number of conditions including:  

    • cornea scarring because of injury or infection
    • corneal ulcers
    • keratoconus (bulging out of the cornea)
    • swelling of the cornea
    • inherited eye diseases
    • problems caused by an
    • earlier eye surgery

Depending on your general health condition and severity of your glaucoma, there are several treatments which your surgeon will choose one of them that are described as follows:



Pills and eye drops are the most common early treatments for glaucoma which your ophthalmologist prescribes for you depending on your condition. Eye drops and pills lower the eye pressure and make eyes less fluid.

Before the Lasik Eye Surgery

Laser Trabeculoplasty


This is an in-office laser procedure to reduce pressure in the eye by using a very focused beam of light to treat the drainage angle of the eye. Before laser treatment, numbing drops will be applied to your eyes. In this method, the laser beam makes several burns that stretch the drainage holes to allow fluid to drain better. The treatment will be scheduled for different days if both eyes need Laser treatment. 

Laser Trabeculoplasty

the Surgery


This is an incisional surgery, also referred as filtering surgery, which usually is recommended after medicine and laser treatment have failed to control pressure. This is an outpatient surgery and is performed under local anesthesia. In this method, in order to numb your eyes, your surgeon makes small injections around the eyes and then creates a drainage hole using a small surgical tool.

Glaucoma treatment
The Glaucoma

After the Surgery


You should keep water out of the eye at least for 2 weeks after surgery. You suffer from side effects like redness, increased eye tearing and irritation which is normal. You are not allowed to read, drive, bend and lift heavy things for several weeks.  Special care is needed to avoid of any infection. You need to change your contact lenses or glasses.

It is very important to know that immediate treatment for early-stage glaucoma can delay progression of the disease.


After the Glaucoma Treatment

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