Glaucoma is an eye disease caused by extra fluid and pressure in the eye and damages the optic nerve. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness.
The experienced ophthalmologists at Vision Eye Group can treat glaucoma and prevent vision loss with innovative surgical techniques. Dr. David Boone is our in-house, fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist. His eye surgical expertise greatly benefits our patients, and he’s well known throughout Georgia for his experience, skill, and compassionate care.
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What to Expect During Glaucoma Surgery
If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, your ophthalmologist may recommend surgery as a treatment option. It’s understandable to feel anxious before undergoing glaucoma surgery, but you can trust our experienced ophthalmologists to clearly explain the procedure and let you know exactly what you can expect throughout the process.
We use innovative glaucoma surgical tools to treat early to advanced stages of glaucoma. Typically, you can return home the same day you have the procedure. It doesn’t create external drainage holes or use artificial implants in your eye, meaning less discomfort for you after the fact.
Here’s what you can expect during the surgical process:
- Days before the procedure, we’ll give you specialized instructions and answer any remaining questions you may have. We may also inform you of special dietary or medication restrictions, depending on your specific condition.
- During glaucoma surgery, your eyes will be numbed with special drops.
- Once the anesthesia is in effect, we make a small incision across your eye.
- Using our specialized glaucoma surgical tools, we gently remove the damaged tissue from your eye without impacting the other healthy parts of your eye. This process unblocks the natural drainage paths, releasing the build-up of fluid and relieving pressure on your optic nerve.
- After the procedure is complete, we’ll rinse your eye and protect it with a bandage.
- We will schedule follow-up appointments to ensure your eye is healing properly.