Glaucoma surgery in the eye in Turkey - glaucoma

The process of treating blue water in the eye - glaucoma

The process of treating blue water in the eye or glaucoma is one of the common operations that are carried out daily, and it is one of the most important methods of treating glaucoma in the eye, so you need the best and most skilled hands from Turkish doctors to perform the glaucoma operation, achieve the best success rate for the glaucoma process, and reduce From the cost of performing the operation in the most important specialized eye clinics to perform the glaucoma operation in Turkey.

Glaucoma or glaucoma It causes chronic and progressive damage to the optic nerve (the optic nerve is the bundle of nerve fibers that carry visual messages from the retina to the brain) that may lead to blindness.
The main cause of blindness due to glaucoma is high intraocular pressure, which causes damage to the optic nerve that may not be reversible.
suffer about 80 million people Around the world of glaucoma.

The difference between the normal eye and the eye with glaucoma

glaucoma surgeryFor glaucoma in the eyeIt is a procedure designed to reduce intraocular pressure in an attempt to preserve the optic nerve and stabilize vision and prevent future loss.
If eye drops or oral medications don't treat the condition adequately, your doctor may recommend glaucoma surgery.

The goal of treating glaucoma surgically is to make a new opening to drain fluid from the eye (or by implanting a shunt to help drain fluid). Surgical treatment of glaucoma can lower eye pressure and help stabilize vision for a very long time, but regular follow-up is always required.

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When is the treatment of glaucoma in the eye necessary?

Most cases of glaucoma can be controlled using eyedrops and medications. Usually one medication or sometimes several medications is used. Surgery may be the best and most effective in certain cases.

Many patients with glaucoma fail to use and maintain their eye drops as directed, as a result of which the need for surgical treatment increases.

Types of glaucoma treatment operations in the eye in Turkey

There are many glaucoma treatments, the best and most famous doctors in Turkey will assess your condition individually and help you decide the best option for you.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS in Turkey

Doctors often prefer minimally invasive glaucoma procedures over other surgeries.

Minimally invasive surgery has fewer side effects and complications than other glaucoma surgeries, such as trabeculoplasty (however, in some cases, some people need to perform conventional glaucoma surgeries, despite the higher incidence of complications).

The minimally invasive glaucoma operation requires making small and microscopic incisions to increase the outflow of aqueous humor from the eye. The trabecular meshwork is a network of tissues located in the anterior chamber between the cornea, the iris and the ciliary body responsible for draining the aqueous humor from the eye into the blood circulation. Eye pressure rises to dangerous levels.

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery aims to reduce pressure by creating new passages through or around the trabecular meshwork using small shunts or stents to allow the aqueous humor to drain from the eye more easily.

Include types of operations (MIGS) the following:

  • Microtrabeculectomy (minimally invasive procedure).
  • Implant a small stent in the trabecular network.
  • some laser procedures.

In microtrabeculectomy, small tubes are inserted into the drainage angle to open the blocked channels to drain the aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the bottom of the thin outer membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the white of the eye (sclera).
Modern devices make microtrabeculectomy safer.

The laser glaucoma process called Selective laser trabeculoplasty The first line of surgical treatment for open-angle glaucoma, with laser beams we create small holes that allow fluid in the eye to drain better and reduce intraocular pressure.

This procedure can be performed in an ophthalmologist's office or athospitalAccording to the latest studies, glaucoma laser surgery can reduce intraocular pressure by 20-30%. success rate About 80%.
These results may not be permanent and this treatment can be repeated safely more often.

Selective laser trabeculoplasty

Selective laser trabeculoplasty

Trabeculectomy for the treatment of glaucoma in the eye

Glaucoma is the most important operation, causing a significant reduction in intraocular pressure. In this procedure, a piece of the trabecular meshwork is removed to increase the outflow of aqueous humor.

The surgeon cuts a part of the conjunctiva that covers the sclera near the junction of the cornea and the sclera and makes a flap of the sclera. Then the specialist folds this flap back and a small piece of the trabecular meshwork and the iris is removed to make a valve in the anterior chamber of the eye, then this flap is returned to the Back to sew in place with fine nylon sutures, allowing aqueous humor to drain into the subconjunctival.

The conjunctiva is sutured again in place to cover the area and absorb the escaping aqueous humor after trabeculectomy, a small bubble forms under the conjunctiva where this valve was made. By adjusting the trabeculectomy sutures, the surgeon can control the speed of water drainage and adjust the pressure inside the eye as required.

Trabeculectomy is performed on the upper part of the eye under the upper eyelid, so these bubble and incisions are not visible to the patient or to others.

An image showing a trabeculectomy
Glaucoma surgery: trabeculectomy to reduce eye pressure


This procedure is done to treat closed-angle glaucoma. The eye surgeon uses a laser to create small holes in the vicinity of the iris to allow water to drain through. This procedure is called irisotomy.
These procedures are used to reduce the risk of developing closed-angle glaucoma into acute glaucoma, a painful condition in which intraocular pressure increases rapidly. It is an emergency situation that requires rapid intervention to prevent blindness or loss of vision.

In general, the success rate of the blue water operation in Turkey has increased, andAccording to the latest studies, The success rate of glaucoma operations ranges from 80% to approximately 100% depending on the procedure performed.

Complications of glaucoma surgery

Like any other operation, the glaucoma operation carries a degree of risk.
Perform the operation in Eye specialist hospital supplied withLatest technology Under the supervision of the most important doctors, it helps prevent these complications, which can include:

  • Feeling of redness and pain in the eye.
  • Irritation of the cornea.
  • Eye pressure remains high.
  • Low intraocular pressure.
  • Symptoms of inflammation or infection.
  • high risk of infection Cataracts.
  • In rare cases, vision loss is at different levels.

Call your doctor Immediately if one of these symptoms appears:

Pain or increasing redness in the eyes, swelling of the eyes, regression in vision, pus or a discharge from the eyes.

How long does it take to recover from glaucoma surgery?

The period required for recovery varies according to the type of treatment, it may range from several days to two or three weeks. Recovery is quick in minimally invasive procedures, and most surgeries require several days to recover.

What can the patient do after the glaucoma operation?

After the glaucoma operation, the pressure in the eye is low, as a result, the doctor recommends avoiding extreme bending during the first week.
Also, most people can resume daily activities such as reading, watching TV, or using cell phones or computers within the first few days after glaucoma.

After glaucoma surgery, it is possible to take a shower early, provided that protection for the eyes (shield or glasses) is used to prevent shaking or rubbing the eyes.

What should be avoided after glaucoma operation?

After surgical treatment of glaucoma, the eye doctor advises you to stay away from the following activities within two weeks such as running or lifting weights, you should avoid any activities that may cause infection or inflammation of the eyes such as swimming or using hot tubs, reusable contact lenses, applying makeup around the eyes or face cream.

Why should I choose treatment in Turkey?

Recently, Turkey has become one of the leading countries in the field of medical tourism in the world.
The reason for this is due to the presence of advanced medical centers that provide appropriate treatment by the most skilled doctors and the latest medical devices at a low cost.
Regarding what has been said, the medical center of Bimaristan Medical is your first choice for treatment in Turkey.
We guide you to the best expert specialists in all departments.
We facilitate the language of communication between you and everyone through specialized Arab doctors who help you communicate with your doctor.
We help you provide high-end service and treatment in the most modern hospitals and medical centers in Turkey.
We provide our services extensively and precisely.
We accompany you step by step with treatment and even recovery.
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common questions

It is the high pressure inside the eye, which causes damage to the optic nerve as a result of the pressure.

The glaucoma procedure takes one to two hours, depending on the type of procedure.

The price of the blue water operation in Turkey is about 2500 dollars, while it is performed in the United States of America at four thousand dollars.

Congenital glaucoma is a type of glaucoma that is born in children and is diagnosed during the first year of life.

It may take 6 weeks for the vision to stabilize after the glaucoma operation.

Glaucoma is defined as an increase in the pressure of the vitreous humor inside the eye.
While cataracts are known as opacities in the lens inside the eye.

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