Trabeculectomy is a specific type of surgery that is performed to treat open-angle glaucoma. It is usually done in a hospital and often takes less than an hour. The procedure can be done in local or general anesthesia dependent on the specific needs of the patient.
A glaucoma surgeon will often create a very small opening in the eye which is then covered by the normal tissues of the eye. This small opening which is made carefully in a very specific manner allows the fluid that collects in a patient’s eye to find a way to drain back into the patient’s own circulation. The area of the area is strategically placed under the eyelid, where no one will see it. There is absolutely no deformation or obvious change in appearance in the eye. This opening allows the extra fluid that has collected and is causing pressure to build in the eye to drain away.
At The Eye Center- Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah & Associates we have the most state of the art diagnostic facilities, eye specialists, glaucoma specialists and surgeon and sub speciality eye surgeons that together provide the most up to date glaucoma care in Karachi. The glaucoma divison is headed by Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah who is a US medical, residency and fellowship trained eye surgeon and glaucoma specialist with over twenty years of experience providing expert glaucoma care with compassion and dedication. Dr. Mahnaz is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, an elected fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is Board Certified by the prestigious American Board of Ophthalmology.
At The Eye Center- Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah & Associates, we strive hard to protect the eyesight of our patients and help partner with them to enable them to lead a full and active life. We provide all types of glaucoma treatment and surgery including laser surgery, trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage devices and glaucoma valves. We are also the very first in Pakistan to provide a range of the newest glaucoma procedures called MIGS.