Glaucoma laser surgeries
We perform two main types of laser surgery to treat glaucoma. They help aqueous drain from the eye. These procedures are usually done in the ophthalmologist’s office or an outpatient surgery center.
This surgery is for people who have open angel Glaucoma. The eye surgeon uses a laser to make the drainage angle work better. That way fluid flows out properly and eye pressure is reduced.
In trabeculectomy, a flap is first
created in the sclera (the white
part of the eye). Then a small
opening is made into the eye to
release fluid from the eye.
This is for people who have angle-closure glaucoma. The ophthalmologist uses a laser to create a tiny hole in the iris. This hole helps fluid flow to the drainage angle.