Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is a common eye condition that causes pressure inside the iris (the colored part at the front of your eye) to increase — and this can eventually damage the entire nerve in the back of your called the optic nerve. It’s usually caused by the building up of fluid, which increases pressure. It can lead to loss of vision if it isn’t diagnosed and treated early enough.

The most common glaucoma surgeries are trabeculectomy, glaucoma implant surgery, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

Indications for Glaucoma Surgery

Open-angle glaucoma is properly considered a disease for which conservative medical treatment should be tried. Operation is indicated in open-angle glaucoma when, despite maximal medical therapy, the intraocular pressure reaches a level at which the optic nerve is going to be damaged.

Glaucoma Surgery

Trabeculectomy is often used to treat open-angle glaucoma. It’s done in a hospital and usually takes less than an hour. It involves creating a tiny opening in the top of your eye. The opening will be under your eyelid, where no one will see it. This opening allows extra fluid in your eye to drain away, lowering pressure in your eye. 

Glaucoma implant surgery is used to treat several types of glaucoma, including congenital glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, and glaucoma caused by an injury. It’s done in a hospital and normally takes 1 to 2 hours. In this operation, the surgeon implants a tiny tube, or shunt, onto the white part of your eye. The tube helps extra fluid drain out of your eye, lowering your eye pressure.

Usually, you’ll be awake during these surgeries — but you’ll get numbing medicine and medicine to help you relax. You can usually go home the same day, but you’ll need someone to drive you home.

If you have mild glaucoma, your doctor may recommend a new approach called minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). This also lowers eye pressure, but it has fewer risks and side effects and helps you recover faster. There are different types of MIGS, so ask your eye doctor about whether MIGS may be an option for you.

Why Choose us

It is important to do your research when looking for a doctor to perform glaucoma surgery. Scrutinize the physician's credentials and patient testimonials to determine if they are right for you. In addition, choose a clinic with knowledgeable and caring staff members in order to find the best doctor for glaucoma surgery.

Acuity Eye Center is known for providing high-quality care for patients needing glaucoma surgery in Pakistan. The clinic makes every patient feel like part of the Acuity family from the moment they walk through the doors.

Dr. Zia ul Mazhry at Acuity Eye Center is a specialist in Glaucoma Surgery with more than 3 decades of experience in the field of Ophthalmology. He has got his post-graduation from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Glasgow and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. He uses cutting-edge technology to provide high-quality treatment at an affordable price to everyone in need. An evidence-based approach is used right from evaluation and planning to exercise the plan and the post-procedure care. Generally speaking, Dr. Zia ul Mazhry and his staff are dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality glaucoma care to their patients. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can Glaucoma be prevented or reversed?
While the damage caused by glaucoma cannot be reversed, treatment and regular checkups can help to slow or prevent vision loss, especially if you catch the disease in its early stages. Glaucoma is treated primarily by lowering your eye pressure (intraocular pressure).
What should I do before glaucoma surgery?
Before deciding to have glaucoma surgery, always let your eye surgeon know of any medications or dietary supplements that you use. You may be asked to stop certain medications before surgery. Depending on the type of glaucoma procedure you are having, your surgeon will give you specific recommendations on which medications to stop using.
Is glaucoma surgery usually successful?
The majority of related studies, document, follow-up for a one year period. According to those reports, it shows that in older patients, glaucoma filtering surgery is successful in approximately 70-90% of cases, for at least one year. From time to time, the surgically-created drainage hole begins to close and the pressure rises again.
How long does it take for eye to heal after glaucoma surgery?
Both filtration surgery and glaucoma laser surgery have similar recovery periods. The average full recovery takes about a month, while a quicker recovery might only last 3 weeks. However, if the surgery is more involved, the recovery process could take up to 6 weeks.
How much does glaucoma surgery cost?
The inclusive package for the whole procedure varies from 55000 Pak Rs to 150000 Pak Rs.


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