Laser surgery for glaucoma

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574673 tn?1234129578 I am exploring the option of laser surgery as a method of controlling eye pressure for open angle glaucoma. Could you speak to the effectiveness, risks and benefits of this procedure. Does it only last for a while and can it cause cataracts? I have had two cataract surgeries in my left eye, one was an explant of a restor lens in January 2009. My right eye has a small cataract and has not yet been operated on, I am wearing a distance contact in it.
574673 tn?1234129578 I am exploring the option of laser surgery as a method of controlling eye pressure for open angle glaucoma. Can any one speak to the effectiveness, risks and benefits of this procedure. Does it only last for a while and can it cause cataracts? I have had two cataract surgeries in my left eye, one was an explant of a restor lens in January 2009. My right eye has a small cataract and has not yet been operated on, I am wearing a distance contact in it.
Avatar m tn In very severe cases glaucoma surgery is sometimes done. This is high risk surgery that is not meant to improve the vision but to try and prevent the eye from going blind. It sounds as if your mother is in the worse 1-2% of glaucoma cases and ultra difficult to try and stop the progression of the glaucoma. If you would feel better you can get a third opinion from an Eye MD ophthalmologist that specializes in glaucoma. You can find one near you at www.aao.
Avatar n tn The change in c/d can vary from test to test. Your OCT shows marked ganglion cell loss and early nerve fiber layer loss in the right eye. Your left eyes looks fairly normal (picture is very small). You should consider an SLT (selective laser trabeculoplasty). High rate of success and essentially no complications. Traditional surgery has a success rate about 90 to 95% but a much higher incidence of complications. The IOP in your eyes depends on the corneal thickness.
Avatar f tn If you do need glaucoma surgery there are many options and more becoming available all the time they use MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) THEY CAN BE REPEATED IF NECESSARY. There are also several new glaucoma drops in the testing pipeline. My suggestion would be to gather all your test and records and get a second opinion from a ophthalmologist that specializes JUST IN GLAUCOMA. You live in Hong Kong that won't be difficult to do. You need at least one other opinion.
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Avatar n tn Has anyone had diode laser surgery for late stage glaucoma and what is your opinion relating top the surgery itself, the recovery period and the results.
Avatar n tn after either laser or drainage surgery for glaucoma.
Avatar m tn optholomogist have said the Laser surgery has worked and angles are no longer as narrow and pressure has dropped to 10..Does this sort of laser stop an Acute angle atack?.
Avatar f tn I have the white line across my eye, when outside, next to a window, driving during daylight or any other natural light situations. I had laser surgery for narrow angle glaucoma in April 2012. I don't think it is a floater. The same white line pops up when I'm in natural light and stays there. It does move with every movement of my eyelid. As I raise my eyelid it raises up. This is causing alot of difficulty in my vision. If you have any suggestions, please reply. I was told, by my Dr.
Avatar n tn After my husband had his cataract surgery, he developed glaucoma. He now needs laser surgery to correct this, since the meds aren't improving his condition. Is glaucoma a common side effect of cataract surgery?
Avatar n tn If you have controlled glaucoma, with minimal to no nerve damage, you should be able to haveLASIK. The slight increased risk in a glaucoma patient it the temporary increase in eye pressure that occurrs during the creation of the LASIK flap. This can be as little as 20 seconds with the Intralase to 40 seconds or so with a mechanical microkeratome. There have been rare cases of nerve damage with small visual field defects reported even in eyes that did not have glaucoma.
Avatar f tn I had laser surgery 6 yrs. ago for glaucoma which didn't work. 5 1/2 yrs. ago had glaucoma & cataract surgery with a lens put in. Last Aug. 2012) I had a detached retina & gas bubble inserted. This Feb. (6 mos. later) had another surgery to remove scar tissue. Three wks. later I was almost blind & had emergency surgery for 90% detached retina & silicone oil was used (Mar.27) My vision is terrible.
Avatar m tn There is a form of glaucoma (normal tension glaucoma) that sometimes fools doctors into thinking the glaucoma is under control or not present as the eye pressure seems OK but the vision might still deteriorate. If ever in doubt, you could always get a second opinion with another glaucoma specialist to make sure everything is being done correctly.
Avatar m tn No it is not a standard procedure but when you are all all the glaucoma medications there are (different type) and cataract surgery is indicated then glaucoma surgery is often considered at the same time. if your surgeon is experienced then a glaucoma laser make good sense.
Avatar n tn No there is no herbal, homeopathic or "home" remedy for glaucoma. Treatment is drops or laser or surgery.
Avatar m tn After cataract and ecp laser surgery, after two weeks, pressure is now up to 30, highest its ever been, so MD had me restart Lumigan. What is the experience out there of the time it takes for pressure to come down after surgery.
Avatar n tn What added complications or risks, if any, do the procedures impose for a patient with long term narrow angle glaucoma? Thank you.....
Avatar n tn Had SLT for glaucoma, put on prednisolone 4 x day for 3 days. My eye is still inflamed. How long does it take after slt for inflammation to clear up, and should I stay on prednisolene longer.
Avatar m tn The newest surgery and what you should have if you need it is MIGS (Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery). Also there are 2 new glaucoma medications out so now a total of 6 different families of medications that work together. So you should have been on a trial of 2-4 of these together. You need to see the most well trained glaucoma specialist you can get back and forth in a reasonable amout of time.
Avatar n tn Has anyone had SLT laser surgery done for glaucoma? If so, did you receive good results with it and did you have any side effects from it?
Avatar n tn Her right eye is almost blind.She underwent laser for both eyes recently.She said that the range of her sight became wider.According to her doctor she can"t recommend further laser because it might damage the remaining eyesight.Please advice.Thanks This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/372675'>Eye twitch</a>.
Avatar m tn ) but does have ORA - but they offer a wider variety of toric IOLs they have used which is important for my high astigmatism. Since my right eye has glaucoma, would laser assisted cataract surgery be preferrable since it may be less traumatic to that eye?
Avatar n tn There is however the worse 3-5% of glaucoma cases that progress in spite if vigorous treatment (up to 4 different drops 5-8 times/day, selective laser trabeculoplasty and filtering surgery). One reason is that current research indicates that some damage that progresses is NOT due to pressure and we do not understand how this occurs and how to prevent it. The odds are heavaily on your side that if you are compliant that your vision will last a lifetime.
Avatar m tn Basically now they have scheduled me in for a laser iridotomy and I have searched the internet and am petrified with the bad press I have read, the consultants basically told me medicines to lower my pressure will be no good for me and this is my only option! What are the common side affects of this laser? am I likely to get this ditorted pupil others comment on and a white horizontal line! Some people even state do not have the procedure done but I dont see I have a choice.
Avatar m tn After the laser you can take any of those medications that say don't take if you have glaucoma (exaple, sinus meds, anti-histamines, bladder and some stomach medicines. Until you have the laser ask your surgeon about each medicine in question.