about laser glaucoma surgery
Glaucoma is often treated with prescription eye drops, but in some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to lower eye pressure. There are a number of laser surgeries that can be performed to treat glaucoma, but the most common types are trabeculoplasty and iridotomy. At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, our skilled ophthalmologists are highly trained and experienced in performing laser procedures for the treatment of glaucoma. If medicated eye drops are no longer providing the relief you need, it may be time to consider surgery. Reach out to our office in Baton Rouge, LA to meet with one of our eye specialists today to see if laser glaucoma surgery is right for you.
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what to expect during laser surgery
Laser glaucoma surgery is considered an outpatient procedure that only takes a few minutes to complete. Patients should also arrange for a responsible adult to take them home afterward as they will be unable to drive. To start, our team will numb your eyes to ensure optimal comfort. Most patients do not experience any pain during surgery but may see flashes of light and hear clicking noises. Once you are prepped, we will use a specialized lens to help aim the laser in the precise treatment location. After your procedure, your vision will be blurry and your eyes may feel a bit sore. This is normal and will dissipate over the next few hours. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled accordingly, and it's important to follow all post-op instructions provided by our office.
effective glaucoma treatment
Laser surgery is a safe and effective solution that has been performed for many years to treat glaucoma. Our team at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians understands how frustrating it can be to suffer from chronic blurry vision and eye pain. If eye drops are no longer working for you, call our office in Baton Rouge, LA today to learn about all your laser treatment options. We are here to serve you.