Risks of Trabeculectomy (Part 2 of 2)

Continuation of Risks of Trabeculectomy (Part 1 of 2) Late postoperative (after the eye has healed from surgery) Loss of vision Many patients who need to have glaucoma surgery have already lost a significant amount of vision.  They would be expected to lose additional...

Risks of Trabeculectomy (Part 1 of 2)

If trabeculectomy works so well, why don’t glaucoma surgeons recommend it to all of their patients with glaucoma?  After all, cataract surgeons offer cataract surgery to nearly every one of their patients with a significant cataract.  What’s so different about...

Why Trabeculectomy is the Most Common Glaucoma Surgery

Why Trabeculectomy For Glaucoma? Ask most glaucoma surgeons what their “go to” glaucoma surgery is and the vast majority will answer, “trabeculectomy.”  There are a number of very powerful reasons for this: It’s what glaucoma surgeons were taught in residency. Because...

Trabeculectomy Surgery For Glaucoma

What Is Trabeculectomy Surgery? “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”  If this well known opening to Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities were to be rewritten as “It was the best of glaucoma surgeries, it was the worst of glaucoma surgeries,…” it...

IOP Monitoring Implant – A Glaucoma Surveillance System

An IOP measuring device that could be permanently implanted in the eye? Although a contact lens that measures intraocular pressure (IOP) would be a great tool for monitoring glaucoma, not everyone is able to wear a contact lens.  For some people the idea of placing...

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