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Glaucoma Surgery in Malaysia

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Malaysia performing Glaucoma Surgery.
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KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital

A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.


Glaucoma is available at Ampang Puteri Hospital

Listed ophthalmologists:

Dr. Rozita Ahmad


Dr. Bajit Baljit Kaur


Mahkota Medical Centre

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


Glaucoma is available at Mahkota Medical Centre

3 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.


Glaucoma is available at Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

Listed ophthalmologists:

Dr. Lai Yoon Kee

Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon

Dr. Jonathan Choon

Consultant Ophthalmologist

KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital

Part of the KPJ Healthcare Group, which owns 19 hospitals in Malaysia, the hospital has more than 50 resident physicians specializing in orthopedics, dermatology, hematology, neurology, pediatric surgery, radiology, physiotherapy, urology, ob-gyn, ENT and more.


Glaucoma is available at Tawakkal Hospital

3 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Hamidah Budin

Ophthalmologist/Orbit and Oculoplastic Surgeon

Dr. Kamala Devi Lingam


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.


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

International Specialist Eye Centre

A premier ophthalmology center providing clinical care, teaching and research on the subject area.


Glaucoma is available at International Specialist Eye Centre

11 listed ophthalmologists:

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Medical and Surgical Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous


specialist interest in cataract, children eye diseases and squint

Damai Service Hospital

A secondary level healthcare hospital with 80 beds and a wide range of specialties available.


Glaucoma is available at Damai Service Hospital

Penang Adventist Hospital

A Christian non-profit medical institution operating in the company of over 500 medical facilities with the Adventist Health International.


Glaucoma is available at Penang Adventist Hospital

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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 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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