Trabeculectomy in Pune
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Dr. Aditya Raut M.B.B.S D.O.MS
Updated on Mar 08  •  2 mins read
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What is Trabeculectomy

Trabeculectomy is a type of eye surgery used to treat glaucoma.It works by creating a new opening in the eye called a filtration bleb that helps to reduce the buildup of fluid pressure in the eye.

During the procedure, a small incision is made in the white part of the eye, called the sclera.The surgeon then creates a flap in the sclera and removes part of the trabecular meshwork. This is a network of tiny tubes in the eye responsible for draining fluid.

The new filtration bleb created by the procedure helps to reduce the pressure in the eye.The procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis, with local or general anesthesia.

After the procedure, drops may be used to reduce inflammation and help the eye heal.Possible complications include infection, bleeding, and vision loss.

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Am I eligible for Trabeculectomy

  1. Is the patient willing to adhere to pre- and post-operative care instructions?
  2. Does the patient have any conditions or treatments that could complicate the surgery?
  3. Does the patient have any allergies to medications or materials used in the surgery?
  4. Does the patient have any prior eye surgeries?
  5. Is the patient able to tolerate general anesthetic?

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Causes of Trabeculectomy

  1. Glaucoma: This condition is caused by an increase in pressure in the eye due to a buildup of fluid. Trabeculectomy can be used to reduce the pressure and prevent further damage to the optic nerve.
  2. Uveitis: Uveitis is an inflammation of the eye that can cause damage to the trabecular meshwork. Trabeculectomy can be used to reduce the inflammation and prevent further damage.
  3. Trauma: Injury to the eye can damage the trabecular meshwork and cause increased pressure. Trabeculectomy can be used to reduce the pressure and prevent further damage.
  4. Congenital Glaucoma: This condition is caused by the malformation of the trabecular meshwork. Trabeculectomy can be used to reduce the pressure and prevent further damage.
  5. Excessive Scarring: Scarring of the trabecular meshwork can lead to increased eye pressure. Trabeculectomy can be used to reduce the pressure and prevent further damage.

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Risks involved in Trabeculectomy

  1. Risk of bleeding or infection
  2. Risk of increased intraocular pressure
  3. Risk of vision loss or decreased acuity
  4. Risk of cataract formation
  5. Risk of corneal edema or inflammation

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Is there any option other than Trabeculectomy

  1. Medication: Eye drops, pills, or injections to reduce the pressure in the eye.
  2. Laser Therapy: Using a laser to create a small opening in the eye and reduce pressure.
  3. Iridotomy: A small opening in the iris to allow fluid to drain from the eye and reduce pressure.
  4. Glaucoma Shunt: A small device is implanted in the eye to help drain the fluid and reduce pressure.
  5. Cyclophotocoagulation: Using a laser to destroy the cells that produce fluid in the eye and reduce pressure.

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  1. Before the Surgery
    1. Stop taking any medications that can increase the risk of bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and any other blood thinners.
    2. Inform the doctor of any allergies or medical conditions that may affect the surgery.
    3. Avoid contact lens use at least two weeks prior to the surgery.
    4. Stop smoking and drinking alcohol at least two weeks before the surgery.
    5. Speak to the doctor about any dietary changes that need to be made in preparation for the surgery.
  2. After the Surgery
    1. Follow your doctor’s instructions for post-operative care, including using medication and taking breaks from activities.
    2. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun.
    3. Monitor your vision regularly and see your doctor if you experience any changes.
    4. Avoid rubbing your eyes and use eye drops as instructed by your doctor.
    5. Attend all follow-up appointments with your doctor and report any changes in your vision or other symptoms.

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Reviewed By

Dr.Aditya Raut, MBBS, DOMS, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, with experience of over 3000 cataract surgeries.

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Article Reviewed by Dr. Aditya Raut M.B.B.S D.O.MS Cataract Lasik and refractive surgeon
Specialist in number reduction surgery, Refractive Lens exchange and ICL surgery.

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