Glaucoma is usually caused by pressure inside the eye that is too high for the continued health of the nerve. The only proven treatment for glaucoma involves alleviating eye pressure to prevent or slow down the damage to the optic nerve. Doctors use a few different types of treatment for glaucoma, including medicines (usually eye drops), laser treatment, and surgery.
In the short term, after your operation, your vision will temporarily be disrupted. Glaucoma surgery can make you more likely to get cataracts later. Other possible risks include eye pain, redness, eye pressure that’s still too high or even too low.
The procedure typically lasts up to 45 to 60 minutes. Recovery time varies per patient, but most patients heal within 3 to 6 weeks.
Glaucoma surgery is successful in about 70-90% of cases, for at least one year. The cost of the procedure ranges from USD 239 to USD 999 in India.