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Glaucoma Laser Surgery - What Is The Procedure For Glaucoma Laser Surgery? - (Glucoma - Glacoma)Nurse's Guide

 

 

 

Are You Wondering How Glaucoma Lsaser Surgery Is Done?

 

If you've been diagnosed with glaucoma and have been been thinking about getting laser surgery as a treatment and are wondering what the procedure for glaucoma laser surgery is, I'll explain in this article how it's done.

 

Laser surgery is used to help control glaucoma.   If you're using glaucoma medicines now, either eye drops or oral medications, you may be suffering from the side effects of these drugs.   Some of the side effects you may not be aware of. You may want to get off these medicines but are concerned about the buildup of pressure in your eyes.

 

Glaucoma eye drops do have significant side effects and it's best if you can stop taking them provided you have an alternative and that alternative may be laser surgery. Sometimes glaucoma medications don't work.

 

Glaucoma Laser Surgery - Two Types

 

Simply- glaucoma is an eye disease of which there are two basic kinds - primary open angle and acute angle-closure.

 

There is a clear fluid that flows though the passages of your eye.   Sometimes these passages get blocked and the fluid will build up in the eye and cause too much pressure. This pressure can cause damage to the optic nerve and a loss of vision. The result is glaucoma.

 

Laser surgery uses a tiny but powerful light beam to help drain the fluid from your eye easier. The eye surgeon will make holes or use it to shrink the clogged areas in your eye. This surgery can help you decrease your eye pressure.   The surgery may be done on one or both eye. It can affect one eye only.

 

The surgery is done in your doctors' office or in a clinic. You should be able to see just fine after surgery except you may feel some grittiness in your eye or eyes. Your eye or eyes may be swollen too. But these symptoms will go away in a day or two. You may have some sensitivity to light and some blurred vision for three weeks or so while your eyes heal.   You would still take your eye drops or oral medications during this time period. 

 

Now this is the basic procedure is for glaucoma laser surgery. Your ophthalmologist can fill you in more fully as it applies to your individual eye problem.

 

It's important to note that any lost vision won't return.   This surgery is meant to prevent future loss of vision and help you avoid taking lifetime medications that may be harmful to your body.   Laser surgery may not be appropriate for all types of glaucoma but your eye surgeon or ophthalmologist will help determine that.   In any case glaucoma laser surgery is a consideration and want to avoid eye drops and seek a better solution.

 

common misspellings: glucoma, glacoma

 

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