An eye surgery, argon laser trabeculoplasty uses laser technology in order to create holes in the trabecular system. This drains intraocular fluid to reduce intraocular eye pressure.
Also Known As:
- Glaucoma laser surgery
- Glaucoma surgery
- Laser surgery
- Eye surgery
Conditions Treated with Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty:
Argon laser trabeculoplasty is performed in order to treat intraocular eye pressure (glaucoma).
A non-surgical alternative to argon laser trabeculoplasty is the use of medications that reduce intraocular eye pressure. A full trabeculectomy may be performed as a surgical alternative.
Anesthesia with Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty:
Argon laser trabeculoplasty is performed with a local anesthetic.
Potential Complications from Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty:
Possible risks following argon laser trabeculoplasty include cataracts, a short term increase in intraocular eye pressure and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty:
The prognosis for a positive end result following argon laser trabeculoplasty is good. However, surgery sometimes needs to be repeated.
Recovery from Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty:
Recovery from argon laser trabeculoplasty takes one day.