A downloadable pdf including information about cataract surgery; what to expect in surgery; and what happens following your surgery.
The commonest form of glaucoma is primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) which is usually treated with eye drops that lower intraocular pressure (IOP). There is also a laser treatment that can help to lower the IOP called selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT).
Studies have shown that the inside and outside of surgical masks are potential sources of bacteria. The seal on ordinary surgical facemasks is not complete and so there is the potential that the patients could breathe out bacteria, which a mask will channel upwards to the eyes and thereby contaminate the sterile surgical area.
The traditional treatment for angle closure glaucoma has been the laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) but the recent EAGLE study has shown that by removing the lens inside the eye (a clear lens extraction, CLE) leads to a better quality of life score.