Patient Comments: Glaucoma - Surgery Experience

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Please share your experience with surgery for glaucoma. Was this for you or a relative? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Arizona Annie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 20

With a family history of glaucoma and some macular issues, I'm proactive in surgery and drop use. I've had trabeculoplasty and iridotomy. My recent cataract surgeries were a help in restoring visual acuity. It does not cure glaucoma nor macular problems, just replaces the cloudy natural lens with a clear clean plastic permanent implant. I'm allergic to Trusopt eye drops, sulfa, also dorzolamide. Lots of mattering and gunk in my case. Rhopressa worked fine for 1/2 year then quit. I have bad redness.

Comment from: pleasehelp, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: December 26

My mother-in-law has glaucoma. She has done the eye drops to keep the pressure down, she had laser procedure done and even had stents in and she still has lost vision in both eyes. I have been looking for a doctor who could restore some of it. Or all the vision.

Comment from: noname, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

After a few months the slit made to relieve pressure and fluid sealed back together. My surgery for glaucoma was not successful.

Comment from: Sunset, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I had selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) yesterday and had pain during the procedure. I said it hurt two times. The doctor thought it was just pressure. It was pain. I hurt through the day and was given no instructions as to what I could do. Finally, I called the office and someone suggested I use Systane drops. I left the surgery with my left eye pressure at 25 – the same as when I entered. The pressure directly after the SLT was 39.

Comment from: candace, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I am in the last stage of open-angle glaucoma. The eyesight I have left is small – like looking through a keyhole. I've had three laser surgeries in each eye. I am too high a risk for more surgery. The only thing that seems to bring down pressure to a 14 is Azopt drops, three times a day, Timolol eye drops twice a day, Latanoprost solution at night, and acetazolamide twice a day. Medicine is expensive without insurance.

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