Trabeculectomy Filtering Microsurgery

Trabeculectomy (Filtering Microsurgery) is usually recommended only if eye drops and laser eye surgery cannot lower the eye pressure to a safe level. In this procedure, a new drainage canal (filter) is created surgically for the eye. The excess fluid in the eye is then collected in this filter and drained into a tissue pocket (bleb) under the upper eyelid. The fluid is then absorbed by tiny blood vessels and returned into the body’s circulation. The trabeculectomy is usually performed in an out-patient setting at a hospital or surgical center.
Surgery Type:
Glaucoma Surgery