Trabeculectomy is a surgical procedure that has been used for decades to treat glaucoma, and it is considered a time-tested option for glaucoma treatment. It is typically recommended for patients with advanced or uncontrolled glaucoma who have not responded to other forms of treatment, such as medications or laser therapy.

During a trabeculectomy, the surgeon creates a small flap in the sclera, the white part of the eye, to create a new drainage channel for the aqueous humor, the fluid inside the eye. This channel allows the fluid to drain out of the eye, which can help reduce intraocular pressure and prevent further damage to the optic nerve.

Studies have shown that trabeculectomy can be effective in reducing intraocular pressure and preventing vision loss in patients with glaucoma. However, like all surgical procedures, it carries some risks, such as infection, bleeding, and cataract formation. In addition, the success of the procedure may depend on various factors, such as the severity of the glaucoma, the patient’s age, and their overall health.

Trabeculectomy is often considered a last resort treatment option for glaucoma, as it is a major surgical procedure that requires a significant recovery period. However, for patients who have not responded to other forms of treatment, it may be the best option to preserve their vision and prevent further damage to the optic nerve.

It is important for patients to discuss the potential risks and benefits of trabeculectomy with their doctor, as well as any alternative treatment options that may be available. With proper evaluation and management, trabeculectomy can be a safe and effective option for patients with advanced or uncontrolled glaucoma.

At The Eye Center- Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah & Associates our team of eight ophthalmology subspecialists/ eye specialists, eye surgeons who are considered amongst the very best eye specialists in Karachi and in Pakistan, have the diagnostic and treatment capabilities to treat from the simplest to the most complex patients. We work hard to provide our patients with the best possible medical and surgical eye care, in a state of the art purpose built eye care facility. We offer the entire array of medical, laser and surgical treatments to help provide patients the best possible care in the most efficient, safe and ethical manner.

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