This specific type of surgery for glaucoma is used to treat several types of glaucoma, including congenital glaucoma, glaucoma that starts after complex or complicated eye surgeries, neovascular glaucoma as well as glaucoma caused by injury or trauma. The procedure is done as day surgery and is performed in the hospital and takes 1 to 2 hours.
The glaucoma surgeon implants a very small tube onto the white part of your eye. The tube is at one end placed inside the eye and the other end is attached to a device that allows it to drain under the tissues of the eye allowing the fluid to eventually find a way back to a patient’s circulation. The tube helps extra fluid drain out of the eye and by doing so it very effectively lowers eye pressure.
The eye does not look visibly different to others after the procedure and the patient can continue to enjoy their vision throughout their lifetime.
The Eye Center- Dr. Mahnaz Naveed Shah & Associates, has provided optimal glaucoma care for patients with all types of glaucoma in all age groups for well over a decade. The Eye Center offers not only the best glaucoma specialists in Karachi but also eye surgeons who can deal with all other problems that may occur in the presence of glaucoma. Our nine sub-speciality trained and experienced ophthalmologists, considered to be the best amongst the city and nationwide, provide our patients with skillful, compassionate care.
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.