7 - 10 Days
Glaucoma is an eye disease in which intraocular pressure is increased causing a compression on the eye walls and especially on the optic nerve. The interior of the human eye is bathed by a clear fluid that flows in and out of the chamber of the eye. In most cases of glaucoma the fluid drains out too slowly and while it accumulates, eye pressure increases.
Glaucoma filtration surgery or trabeculectomy is a procedure used to reduce the level of eye pressure and to reduce and / or prevent vision loss.
The surgery is perform using a laser and most patients do not report any kind of pain. After the surgery, follow your doctor's suggestions regarding resumption of exercise and avoid activities that expose your eye to water (swimming). During the recovery time you will need to use an eye shield and take antibiotics drops to prevent infection and inflammation.
The glaucoma surgery will relieve intraocular pressure but the effects can wear off over time. It is likely that surgery will eliminate the need to take medication in some cases.