A glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, conventional surgery, or a combination of these methods if diagnosed early. Especially with surgical glaucoma treatment, most people with Glaucoma are treated without losing sight. The aim of these treatments is to prevent visual loss because the visual loss from glaucoma is irreversible.
There are two major categories of Glaucoma, which are open-angle Glaucoma and narrow-angle glaucoma. The "angle" in these terms refers to the drainage angle inside the eye that controls the outflow of the watery fluid which is repeatedly being produced inside the eye.
When drugs and laser treatments do not reduce eye pressure adequately, doctors may recommend conventional surgery for patients. The most common of these surgeries is trabeculectomy used in both open-angle and closed-angle glaucomas.
For patients with severe Glaucoma, performing trabeculectomy with cataract surgery may result in reduced eye pressure...
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