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The most common surgical way to treat glaucoma is with a trabeculectomy, a surgical procedure that relieves pressure by creating an outflow of the fluid from inside to outside of the eye. Reducing the pressure in the eye, stops or significantly reduces optic nerve damage from glaucoma, and help to prevent vision loss. This procedure is performed for patients who do not respond to medical or laser therapies for glaucoma any longer. The procedure is usually performed under anesthesia, with the patient conscious but sedated.
Before the trabeculectomy surgery, patients are instructed use antibiotics and anti-inflammatory eye drops. These drops are administered several times a day before the surgery begins to prepare the eye for surgery and to prevent any infection from occurring. While anesthesia wears off after the procedure, the eyes are covered. Patients are instructed not to rub the eye, and to shield the eye from bright lights. If pain occurs, patients should be instructed to call their surgeon immediately.

Dr. Khodabakhsh is an expert glaucoma surgeon. Contact Beverly Hills Vision Institute today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Khodabakhsh to discuss your glaucoma. He will perform a thorough examination and determine whether or not a trabeculectomy is right for you.