What to Expect With Glaucoma Surgery
Any type of surgery that is in conjunction with your vision sounds scary. Glaucoma surgery is a very common procedure to correct your vision and reduce swelling in the eyes. An eye exam is needed for a diagnosis and to create a treatment plan. Our team at Avery Eye Clinic provides quality eye care services for residents in Conroe, The Woodlands, and Huntsville, TX. We are experts in glaucoma surgery and we are here for all of your eye care needs.
The Symptoms of Glaucoma
The symptoms of glaucoma include a loss of peripheral or side vision and seeing halos around lights, especially at night. You may experience significant glare in bright sunlight, making it harder to see clearly and have redness in the affected eye as well as a dull ache. Your eyes may look hazy, you may have tunnel vision in which you have very narrow vision and you may even experience vision loss. Glaucoma is quite common as people age and the procedure to correct it is quite simple as long as the condition is detected early.
Types of Glaucoma Surgery
There are two main types of eye surgery for glaucoma: laser surgery and incisional surgery. There are several different types of laser surgery used to correct glaucoma and the type you need will depend on how severe the pressure in your eye is and which form of glaucoma is being treated.
During laser surgery, your eye is numbed so you do not feel any pain. The ophthalmologist will hold a lens close to your eye and aim a light beam at it. Then the laser is applied and you will just see a flash of light like a camera light that flashes. It only takes seconds to perform the procedure.
For incisional glaucoma surgery, you will have a tiny incision made in your eye, which again, you will not feel because of the numbing drops, relaxing medications, and a limited type of anesthesia given before the procedure. This procedure only takes a few minutes to perform as well.
What is the Aftercare?
Both types of surgery are done on an outpatient basis in the office. After your glaucoma procedure, if you had the laser type, you can return to normal daily activities the next day. After incisional surgery, you may need to follow a few specific instructions for about a week before returning to your normal activities.
Trust Our Specialists at Avery Eye Clinic
Our glaucoma specialists at Avery Eye Clinic have years of experience performing glaucoma surgery. We provide quality eye care for residents in and around Huntsville, Conroe, and in The Woodlands, TX. Call our team today at (800) 346-6162 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.