Trabeculectomy or Tube Shunt

Outpatient surgical procedures performed to treat glaucoma when medical or laser therapy is not adequate. Both procedures are performed to permit alternate drainage routes for the internal fluid of the eye. The goal is to reduce the intraocular pressure so that no further damage to the optic nerve occurs. Often, the patient will no longer need pressure lowering eyedrops after the surgery and the glaucoma will stabilize.