Glaucoma is a medical condition that damages the optic nerve of eyes and worsens over time. Pressure buildup inside eyes is the usual reason leading to Glaucoma.
Glaucoma surgery processes; irrespective whether performed using laser or not, are done for accomplishing one of the two results; namely, decreasing the intraocular fluid production (aqueous humor) and increasing intraocular fluid outflow or drainage.
In current times, the primary goal of performing a glaucoma surgery is to stabilize or reduce the IOP (Intraocular Pressure). Once the primary goal of this surgery is achieved, prevention of any damage to the ocular structures, especially optic nerve can be ascertained.
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|City||Average Price||Starting Price||Price Upto|
|Bangalore||Rs. 29924.00||Rs. 3000.00||Rs. 60000.00|
|Chennai||Rs. 28177.00||Rs. 4000.00||Rs. 70000.00|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 23640.00||Rs. 10000.00||Rs. 45000.00|
|Kolkata||Rs. 19068.00||Rs. 5000.00||Rs. 75000.00|
|Mumbai||Rs. 30646.00||Rs. 5000.00||Rs. 70000.00|
|New Delhi||Rs. 34375.00||Rs. 5000.00||Rs. 65000.00|
|Pune||Rs. 21000.00||Rs. 10000.00||Rs. 40000.00|
Generally, Trabeculectomy is the process suggested for patients needing glaucoma treatment. This is especially prescribed if progress of glaucoma is constant even post using medications or performing laser treatments.
Glaucoma surgery (Trabeculectomy) procedure usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour for completion.
The process of Tracbeculectomy is performed using local anesthesia inside operating theaters. The next step is to put some kind of eye drops into the patient's eye to numb it. Once numbed, the affected eye will be cleaned or prepped. Doctors will cover the patient's face with one sterile drape. Patient's body too is covered with this drape and only the eye to be treated will be left uncovered. Once it is ensured that the operating area is sterile and clean, the actual process of Glaucoma surgery begins.
Doctors use one lid speculum for holding the affected eye open. This ensures that blinking is avoided during surgery. Some medical professionals also prefer to give sedatives via intravenous (IV) line for making patient's completely comfortable.
The surgery begins with cutting and lifting up of conjunctival flap. This will expose the sclera and any bleeding will be cauterized. Next the scleral flap will be cut and then lifted up. Scleral plug will be removed from remaining thickness of sclera. This will provide one open channel to anterior chamber. Iridectomy will be performed too. Lastly, conjunctival and scleral flaps will be stiched back for forming drainage area called bleb.
Post surgery, a patch/shield is placed over operated eye and removed the next day. Frequent visits to surgeons will be necessitated till your eye heals fully. For some individuals, this period might even be around 2 to 3 months.
Strenuous activity should be avoided post surgery. Reading and watching television may be permitted. Activities such a praying or yoga that require bending down are not permitted. Patients will be closely monitored by medical professionals till the eye heals completely.