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Reasons for Procedure
- Sensitivity to light
- Long-term irritation and inflammation of the eye
- Loss of vision
- Need for more surgery
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
Description of the Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
- An eye exam
- Eye drops
- An eye patch
- Refrain from heavy lifting, straining, or driving until allowed by your doctor.
- Follow your doctor's advice regarding resuming exercise and other activities.
- Follow your doctor's instructions.
Call Your Doctor
- Sudden and/or severe eye pain
- Loss of vision or other eyesight changes
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Nausea or vomiting
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the eye
- Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
- Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
Glaucoma Research Foundation http://www.glaucoma.org
National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov
Canadian Association of Optometrists http://www.opto.ca
Canadian Ophthalmological Society http://www.eyesite.ca
Glaucoma: What you should know. National Eye Institute website. Available at: https://www.nei.nih.gov/glaucoma/content/english/know3. Accessed May 26, 2015.
How glaucoma is treated. The Glaucoma Foundation website. Available at: https://www.glaucomafoundation.org/treating%5Fglaucoma.htm. Accessed May 26, 2015.
- Reviewer: Eric Berman, MD
- Review Date: 05/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/26/2015 -