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Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Glaucoma Surgery.

Clínica Mirabell

CLÍNICA MIRABELL is one of the leading private ophthalmological centres in the Canary Islands. We improve our patients' quality of life protecting, treating and enhancing their vision and the aesthetics of their eye area.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Clínica Mirabell

5 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dra. Patricia Martínez García

Specialist in Anterior Segment, Cataract and Glaucoma

Dr. Ricardo Herrera Piñero

Specialist in Anterior Segment, Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)

The Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO – Institute of Ocular Microsurgery in English) is a leading international ophthalmology centre. Their hallmark is medical excellence and our objective is to provide the best service to the patient.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)

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Dr. Borja Corcóstegui

Co-founder and medical director of IMO

Dr. Isabel Nieto

Complex Cataract Specialist

Instituto Oftalmológico Quirónsalud Dexeus

Institut Omiq Oftalmologia Medica's Medical and Surgical activity is developed in all areas and specialities in Ophthalmology. They provide the most modern, latest and complete diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Instituto Oftalmológico Quirónsalud Dexeus

18 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Mercè Guarro MD

OMIQ Medical Director

Dr. Laura Sararols MD

Head of the Vitreo-Retinal Unit

Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Anadolu

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Dr. Burcu Usta Uslu MD

Medical Interest Areas and Activities
Cataract, Cornea and Anterior Segment
Refractive Surge

Institut Comtal d'Oftalmologia

Innova Ocular ICO Barcelona is one of the most important ophthalmology and ocular microsurgery institutes in central Barcelona, and an industry leader at both the national and international level.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Institut Comtal d'Oftalmologia

8 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. David Andreu

General Manager

Dra. Susana Duch

Scientific Director, Head of the Glaucoma Unit and Ocular Trauma Unit / Specialist, Ocular Genetics Unit

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Hospital Velmar

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

9 listed ophthalmologists:

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Equipped with the cutting-edge technology devices, our Eye Clinic offers service in all the sub-branches of eye, cataract and refractive surgery in particular.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Listed ophthalmologists:

Prof. Omer Kamil Dogan

Ophtalmologist

Dr. Faruk Eroglu

Ophtalmologist

Hospital General de Catalunya

The Division of Ophthalmology at Hospital General de Catalunya offers a full range of ophthalmic and optical services for children and adults.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at HGC

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Glaucoma is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

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About Glaucoma Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What are the types of Glaucoma Surgery?
The most common Glaucoma Surgery procedures are:

  • Filtration surgery (Trabeculectomy): A “trapdoor” in the eye is cut to drain fluid into a reservoir and then into the blood vessels surrounding the eye.
  • Laser trabeculoplasty: This glaucoma surgery helps drain fluid from the eye by using a laser to make tiny holes in the drainage system. Types of laser trabeculoplasty include argon laser trabeculoplasty and selective laser trabeculoplasty for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma.
  • Tube-shunt surgery (Seton glaucoma surgery): This procedure uses a silicon tube inside the eye to drain fluid. Tube shunts are used if the glaucoma is not responding to standard procedures.
  • Laser cyclophotocoagulation (Cycloablation): This procedure is used for end-stage glaucoma because there is a chance of losing vision. Laser cyclophotocoagulation destroys the muscles controlling near and far vision.
  • Iridotomy or Iridectomy: Laser or conventional surgery is used on an emergency basis for acute closed-angle glaucoma. The surgeon cuts into the iris to make a tiny opening that allows fluid to flow out freely.

What are the chances of success with Glaucoma Surgery?
Glaucoma surgery helps lower the intraocular pressure in the eye but the length of time for which pressure remains low depends on many factors – the surgical technique, the age of the patient, the race of the patient etc. Repeat surgery may be necessary to continue to control the pressure in the eye, or the continued use of medications.
  • In almost half of people who had a laser trabeculoplasty, eye pressure increases again after five years.
  • Around half of people who have trabeculectomy filtration surgery still need medication to control glaucoma.
  • Trabeculectomy filtration surgery is successful in about 70 to 90 percent of cases for at least one year.

Duration of procedure/surgery : - Trabeculectomy filtration surgery takes about an hour to perform. - Laser trabeculoplasty takes around 10 to 15 minutes.

Days admitted : None. Glaucoma surgery is an outpatient procedure with no overnight stay. Patients commonly need to remain in the doctor’s office for eye pressure monitoring, for up to three hours after surgery.

Anesthesia : Glaucoma surgery is carried out with a local eye drop anesthesia.

Recovery : Usually patients can go back to normal activities and work the day after glaucoma surgery.

Risks : - Scarring and re-closure of the drainage channels in the eye. - Infection and leakage from the blister-like bumps created on the eye. - Risk of developing cataracts. - Loss of vision. - Some people experience increased eye pressure for a short period following laser glaucoma surgery, or reduced eye pressure.

After care : - Take non-aspirin pain relievers to treat any pain or discomfort. - Keep water out of the treated eye for around a week following glaucoma surgery - Avoid heavy lifting, bending or straining after glaucoma surgery until the eye pressure stabilizes. - Take care with contact lenses so as to avoid infection of the eye.

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