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Overview of Glaucoma Surgery
Anesthesia
Local
Duration
20-30 Minutes
Hospital Stay
Multiple Hours
Shower
No Water Shall Enter the Eyes for 3 Weeks
Work Leave
Multiple Days
Complete Recovery
Multiple Weeks
Success Rate
90%
Wear Special Glasses
For 2 Weeks

Intro to Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is not something you can ignore or put behind your back! This eye condition can cause worrisome symptoms that can affect your daily activities. If you have been trying eye drops or laser treatments to treat glaucoma but without satisfactory results, then surgery might become your next step.
Glaucoma surgery can lower the intraocular pressure (IOP) inside your eye to prevent further damage to the optic nerve. Trabeculectomy is the most common type of glaucoma surgery. It aims at removing part of the eye-drainage tubes to make it easier for fluid to exit the eye.
Other types of glaucoma surgery include trabeculotomy, viscocanalostomy, deep sclerectomy, and trabecular stent bypass.

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Benefits of Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma surgery becomes a necessity when other glaucoma treatments fail. In short, here are the benefits you’re going to get from this surgery:

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    Lower the pressure in your eye and prevent further damage to the optic nerve
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    Treat glaucoma and its annoying symptoms that affect your vision
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    Get a treatment that will spare you the need for recurrent use of eye drops
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    Receive a cost-effective treatment with a high success rate
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    Candidates for Glaucoma Surgery

    You may be an ideal candidate for glaucoma surgery if you’re suffering from glaucoma, especially if you’re an adult with a family history of glaucoma. However, choosing the right type of glaucoma surgery depends largely on the type of glaucoma and its severity.

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    Preparation for Glaucoma Surgery

    To prepare you for this surgery, your doctor may do the following:
    • Ask you about your current medication, including eye drops
    • Assess the condition of your eye and investigate other underlying conditions
    • Tell you to fast for 12 hours before the surgery

    Steps of Glaucoma Surgery

    The steps of glaucoma surgery vary depending on the type. As mentioned before, glaucoma surgery has different types, each with unique steps. In any case, trabeculectomy remains the most common choice to treat glaucoma. This surgery is a very precise surgery that requires local anesthesia and an operating room. Surgery often lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. Here is a quick overview of trabeculectomy’s steps:

    1. Anesthesia

    Your surgeon will numb your eye by using eye drops and numbing jelly. In addition, you may receive anesthetic medications through IV to keep calm during the surgery.

    2. Incision Making

    Next, your surgeon will clean the site and start making an opening in the conjunctiva to get access to the sclera.

    3. Cutting a Flap

    Your surgeon will cut a “flap” through the white sclera and create an opening under the flap, precisely at the front of the eye.

    4. Reattaching the Flap Edges

    To control the rate of fluid drainage and treat glaucoma, your surgeon will use sutures to reattach the edges of the flap to the sclera.

    5. Suturing the Conjunctiva

    Finally, your surgeon will suture and close the conjunctiva to cover the flap area and fluid drainage.

    Recovery After Glaucoma Surgery

    Don’t expect to feel a lot of pain after surgery, but you may experience minor discomfort and blurry vision. Try to remember the following things during your recovery:
    • You may need 12 weeks to see normally again, but you won’t need to use eye drops.
    • You may feel soreness at the surgical site, but it’s likely to improve after removing the stitches.
    • Take steroid eyedrops to encourage faster healing and prevent scarring
    • Cover your eyes with a shield at the night to avoid putting unintended pressure on your eye
    • Avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and rubbing or touching your eye.

    Risks of Glaucoma Surgery

    Glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy) is a safe procedure but it still carries some potential risks, such as:

    • Infection, swelling, or bleeding
    • Double vision
    • Severely low intraocular pressure
    • Choroidal detachment
    • Drooping eyelid
    • Vision impairment
    • Scarring

    How Can International Clinics Help You?

    International Clinics offers special packages for international patients who seek cheap and safe glaucoma surgery in Turkey. If you are concerned about glaucoma and seek reliable surgical solutions to this problem, we’ll be glad to help you and answer all your questions.
    Our surgeons and medical personnel have performed thousands of successful glaucoma surgeries for men and women from Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
    Use the Contact Us buttons below to get a free medical consultation right now! 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside the eye increases and affects the blood flow to the optic nerve at the back of the eye.
    The optic nerve is similar to a telephone cable between the eye and the vrain; when it begins to erode, the transmission of the image from the eye to the brain becomes distorted, which leads to blindness in the end.

    The average normal pressure in the human eye is from 10 to 21 mm Hg, and in most cases of glaucoma, damage occurs to the optic nerve above 21 mm Hg.

    Yes, a family history of glaucoma increases your odds of developing this disease, and if you have glaucoma, you should also tell your relatives to get tested.

    – Inside the normal eye, there is a transparent liquid called aqueous humour, which circulates in the front part of the eye.
    – To maintain a normal eye pressure, the eye constantly produces a small amount of this fluid and excpels an equal amount too.
    – In cases of glaucoma, the amount of this fluid does not come out of the eye as it should be.
    – Thus, the pressure of this fluid inside the eye increases, and with time, this pressure may cause damage to the optic nerve, which affects the eyesight over time.

    No, but you can alleviate its severity by early detection and appropriate treatment.

    Seamless Treatment Journey

    In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:
    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
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    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
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    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
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    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
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    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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