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Glaucoma Surgery in Asia

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Asia performing Glaucoma Surgery.

Mahkota Medical Centre

A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Mahkota Medical Centre

3 listed ophthalmologists:

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Hadassah University Medical Center

Hadassah medical institution includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem. Both provide advanced tetriary healthcare services in all medical specialties.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Hadassah Hospital

10 listed ophthalmologists:

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Prof. Jacob Pe'er

General Ophthalmology

Prof. Abraham Salomon

Ophthalmology

Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Assuta Hospital

10 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Bokelman Amir

Ophthalmology

Dr. Rosen Nahum

Ophthalmology

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

20 listed ophthalmologists:

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Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

An acute care general hospital in Penang with advanced facilities and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical areas.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

Listed ophthalmologists:

Dr. Lai Yoon Kee

Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon

Dr. Jonathan Choon

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Bumrungrad Hospital

Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Bumrungrad Hospital

38 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Chaiyen Ratnavijarn

Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery
General Ophthalmology

Dr. Ekachai Bharksuwana

Retina
Cataract
General Ophthalmology

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

5 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Anne Tan Siu Han

Comea & Anterior segment

Dr. Cheong Fook Meng

Refractive cataract surgery, Cataract surgery, Anterior segment Diabetic eye diseases

Chaophya Hospital

The Chaophya Hospital is a JCI accredited, tertiary private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, which has been in operation since 1991. It has an international department which offers a comprehensive range of supporting services to foreign patients.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Chaophya Hospital

21 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Yutthaphong Imsuwan

Pediatric Ophthalmology

St. Luke's Medical Center

A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at St. Luke's Medical Center

Fortis Mohali Hospital

A JCI accredited hospital, and one of the region’s leading multi-speciality hospitals, with a super-speciality in Heart.

Availability:

Glaucoma is available at Fortis Mohali Hospital

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Col Jaivir Singh

Consultant, Ophthalmology

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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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