Glaucoma surgery

Glaucoma is a disease where intraocular pressure is too high. This can in the long run, or in case of severe crisis, alter the optic nerve.
There are many treatments to stop the degradation of vision. Surgery is an effective weapon for fighting this disease.

When does it need surgery ?

Each case is evaluated: there is no limit value of ocular tension from which one decides to operate. The decision is made according to the evolution of the optic nerve, the visual field and the ocular tension.

It is not a comfort intervention to dispense drops but a necessity surgery related to the evolution of the disease or less effective treatments used.

For this purpose, the aqueous humor is deviated under the conjunctiva by creating a valve.