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Trabeculectomy: A trabeculectomy is surgery to place a drainage hole in the white part of the eye to reduce intraocular eye pressure (glaucoma).

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Trabeculectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Trabeculectomy:

Non-Surgical Options: Trabeculectomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Trabeculectomy:

  • Medications that reduce intraocular eye pressure

Other Surgical Options: Trabeculectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Trabeculectomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Trabeculectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Trabeculectomy may include:

  • Local anesthetic and sedation

Procedure Complications: Trabeculectomy

Possible surgical complications of Trabeculectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Trabeculectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good; most patients experience a reduction in intraocular eye pressure following this surgery.

Trabeculectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Trabeculectomy: One to two weeks.

Trabeculectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Trabeculectomy) include:

  • Filtering microsurgery

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