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July 18, 2022

What To Expect After The Surgery For Glaucoma?


Glaucoma is an eye condition characterized by increased intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eye). In this condition, the nerve of the eye that passes the information to the brain is damaged. The cases of glaucoma have been on the rise and have become a major topic of concern among people of all age groups. But enhancement in procedures and developments has made it possible to treat these conditions. After treatment, the pressure inside the eyes decreases and reaches the normal values after a few days. As a result, almost 100 % of the vision of the patient is restored after a few weeks.

What To Expect After The Completion Of The Glaucoma Surgery?

You can expect the following after the completion of the glaucoma surgery:-

  • You should avoid driving after glaucoma surgery.However, the doctor will allow you to drive after at least one week of operation.
  • After the surgery, patients should take proper rest.In addition, the patient should avoid exercise because the eyes need some time to heal properly.
  • Wear proper protection to protect your eyes from sunlight, dust, and air and wear your glasses.
  • Maintain proper hygiene by washing your hands with soap and lukewarm water. It is done to avoid any possible infection of the eyes.
  • Proper recovery of eyes depends on how strictly you follow the instructions given by your doctors.
  • Patients who use steroids should stop it because this will increase the healing time.

Some Of The Possible Side Effects After Glaucoma You Must Be Aware Of

Some of the possible complications after the completion of the glaucoma surgery:

  • Loss of vision: After surgery, there may be a temporary loss your vision. However, it is a temporary side effect and may discontinue within a few days.
  • Bleeding: this is the most uncommon or rare complication that occurs after the surgery. It includes bleeding and infection inside the eyes.
  • Infection: After completing the surgery, the doctor often prescribes antibiotics. Dressings are also done using sterile products. It is done to prevent the eyes from any kind of infections. If infection occurs inside the eye, it can lead to very serious eye conditions.
  • Cataracts: The chances of getting affected by cataracts are higher when a person has undergone glaucoma surgery. But, the cataract is very easy to be treated by using surgery. In some cases, both cataract and glaucoma surgery are performed together. It is done when the doctor finds that the cataract is adversely affecting the vision.

What Is The Role Of My Doctor In Recovery Faster Glaucoma Procedure?

You need to make multiple appointments with the doctor during the recovery period. It is done to ensure the proper healing of the eyes. In addition, the doctor may prescribe you some pain killers and some antibiotics. These medicines will reduce the pain after the surgery and prevent the eyes from infections. Infections in the eyes caused by dust are the most common after the surgery.

Some Do’s And Don’t After The Completion Of The Glaucoma Procedure


  • If you feel sensitive to light, you can wear sunglasses to decrease the discomfort caused by sunlight.
  • Before applying the prescribed eye drops, wash your hands properly to avoid possible infections.
  • Wear the prescribed eye shield at night for at least two weeks after the surgery.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions along with other restrictions.
  • Always keep your face clean.


  • Driving is not advised to the patients after the glaucoma surgery.
  • The patient should not drive after glaucoma surgery.
  • Avoid doing exercise for at least two weeks after the surgery.
  • Do not use any kind of cosmetics in your eyes for at least three weeks after the surgery.
  • Try to avoid alcohol consumption and smoking with the immediate effect.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes with your hand because it’s a common cause of infection to the eyes after surgery.


As glaucoma is a complicated surgery, it must be done with good care and under supervision. It should always be done by a doctor/surgeon who is an expert in this procedure. The recovery period after the surgery needs more care for the patients. It is the only way to achieve the full effectiveness of the surgery. The patient must follow all the instructions of doctors to avoid any kind of complication that can occur after the surgery for glaucoma. After reading the above article, you will get a brief knowledge about the post-operative care of glaucoma surgery.

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