Glaucoma Drops can cause some discomfort at first. But this feeling will normally last only a couple of seconds.
During all laser surgeries the eye is will be numbed. This means that no or only very little pain will occur.
Surgery brings normally a mild discomfort. If there is a real pain the surgeon should be contacted directly. Inflammation might occur for 1 – 2 months after the surgery. Therefore some medicine is usually applied during this period.
Laser Treatment takes normally between 10 – 15 minutes. The doctor will likely check the result 1 or 2 hours after the laser surgery.
The selective laser trabeculoplasty treatment takes less that 10 minutes per eye.
Surgery the surgery takes in most cases between 30 and 60 minutes.
Selective laser trabeculoplasty: It might take 1 – 3 months until the full result shows
The eye needs about 2 – 3 months until it is completely healed after the glaucoma operation.
Glaucoma Drops need to be take lifelong, the treatment cannot be stopped.
A successful selective laser trabeculoplasty will last between 1 and 5 years.