Why is glaucoma surgery done?
Glaucoma surgery is a procedure done to treat glaucoma, a condition caused by increased pressure in the eye due to lack of draining of the eye fluid (aqueous humor), resulting in partial vision loss that can progress to blindness.
How is glaucoma surgery done?
- A tiny piece of the eyeball as well as a piece of iris is removed right at the place where the cornea connects to the sclera/ white part.
- This creates a flap that allows fluid to bypass the clogged drainage channels and flow out onto the surface of the eye, where it is absorbed by the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane that lines the sclera and the eyelids