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Summary


Filtration surgery or trabeculectomy is done to help patients with open angle glaucoma. The surgery is done when medicines or laser surgery fail to alleviate eye pressure. If left untreated glaucoma can cause blindness.

Length of the procedure: 30 to 60 minutes


Hospital Stay: Patients are released from care the same day or within 24 hours of their procedure.

Recovery before traveling home: Patients seeking a filtration surgery through medical tourism can return home 2 to 3 days of their procedure.


Travel Tip: After filtration eye surgery you will need to have a follow-up appointment within 24 hours. Find a comfortable handicap accessible hotel room to recover in during this time.

Procedure Details

The filtration procedure begins with the administration of anesthesia to help you relax. Your eye will also be numbed with local anesthetic. In most cases you will be awake, but comfortable during this procedure.


Once you are fully relaxed the surgeon will make a small hole in the top part of your eye lid so they can make a hole in your sclera. Then, they will take a piece of the clear skin that covers your eye and use it to cover the hole they made in sclera. Fluid from the eye will flow from the hole and form a pocket. The pocket is called a bleb. This allows the pressure of your eye to maintain a healthy level.


After the Procedure

After the filtration surgery you will be taken to recovery. Your vitals and surgical wound will be closely monitored. If all goes well you will be released from care or moved to a regular hospital room for continued hospital recovery.

Most likely your eye will be taped shut right after the procedure. You may also have a protective covering placed over your eye. You will be required to wear the bandage for 24 hours after the procedure.

Self care after filtration surgery:

               Take antibiotics

               Take corticosteriods as prescribed

               Wear eye shield when sleeping for 1 month

               Light activity may resume in 48 hours

               Vigorous activity, heavy lifting and straining should be avoided for 8 weeks

               Do not strain when going the bathroom

               Avoid hot tubs or pools

               Avoid eye make up for 1 week

               Try not to sneeze or cough

               Return to work in 1 week

Results

For most people filtration surgery prevents visual field loss and lessens the build up of pressure in the eye. However, it is not uncommon for people to need a second filtration surgery or additional glaucoma treatments done the line. What’s more, is that certain demographics are less likely to respond favorably to filtration surgery including:

               Kids with congenital glaucoma

               African Americans

               People with glaucoma that has caused blood vessel growth on the iris

               People who have diabetes

               People who had eye surgery in the past

It is also important to note that filtration surgery does not cure glaucoma.

Risks and Complications

As is with any procedure there are risks associated with filtration surgery. The following is a list of the most common risks and complications:

               Scarring of the opening

               Severe blurring

               Bleeding in the eye

               Low eye pressure

               Clouding of the lens or cataract

               Fluid build up under the nerve

               Central vision loss

               Infection

               Droopy eyelid

 

Contact your physician if any of the following occur:

               Sudden severe eye pain develops

               Sudden change in vision

               Fever that is 100.4 degrees or higher

               Chills

               Cold or flu develops

               Allergies develop or get worse

               Sinus infection develops

               Any question or concern regarding your glaucoma or surgery

               Redness or swelling

               Yellow drainage from eye

               Complete loss of vision

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Apollo Delhi

Location: New Delhi, India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ANDROLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: GAMETE INTRA-FALLOPIAN TRANSFER, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), ... more  

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is the First Hospital in India to be Internationally Accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI). It is one of the best multi-speciality tertiary acute care hospitals with ...

 
     
     
 

Baskent University Hospitals

Location: Antalya, Turkey  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ENDODONTICS, ... more  
Procedures: ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY, CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, ... more  

BASKENT University Healthcare Group (BASKENT) with its wide range of specialized medical departments is one of the leading university hospital groups in Turkey. BASKENT offers ready access to world-class medical treatmen...

 
     
     
 

Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud

Location: República Dominicana, Dominican Republic  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, CHECK-UP, GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, ... more  
Procedures: ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT CLOSURE (ASD), CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION AND ANGIOGRAPHY CORONARY, CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, ... more  

Every year, thousands of individuals from all over the world travel to the Dominican Republic. Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud understands there are needs of international travelers, international patients and a...

 
     
     
 

Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital of Rome

Location: Rome, Italy  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, COSMETIC AND PLASTIC SURGERY, ENDOCRINOLOGY, ... more  
Procedures: PACEMAKER/AICD IMPLANTATIONS, PERICARDIAL WINDOW, PERICARDIOCENTESIS, ... more  

The University Hospital Campus Bio-Medico includes an out patients Clinic, a day-hospital unit, operating theatres, intensive care, and departments for in-patients (cardiology,gastroenterology, gynaecology, heart surgery...

 
     
     
 

Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospitals

Location: Karnataka, India  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: OPHTHALMOLOGY, ... more  
Procedures: CATARACT SURGERY - PHACOEMULSIFICATION, CONVENTIONAL LASIK, GLAUCOMA SURGERY, ... more  

Dr.Agarwal`s Eye Hospital Limited has been promoted by Dr.J.Agarwal and his family members. The above company was incorporated in 1994, though the entire family has been in the profession of providing total eye care solu...

 
     
     
 

Indiana University Health International

Location: Indianapolis, United States  
Accreditations: .  
Specialties: ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY, BARIATRIC SURGERY, CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOTHORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, ... more  
Procedures: ASTHMA EVALUATION AND TREATMENT, CONTACT DERMATITIS TESTING AND TREATMENT, ALLERGIC & CHRONIC RHINITIS, ... more  

At IU Health, our expertise, dedication and commitment to our patients knows no boundaries. We go above and beyond to make sure that international patients receive the best care in the best environment to heal. Learn abo...

 
     
     
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