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Those at risk for closed-angle glaucoma typically have no symptoms before an attack, but when it does happen, look for severe eye pain, blurred vision, redness of the eye, headache, nausea, or vomiting. You may not exhibit glaucoma symptoms, but should still be monitored.
There are different kinds of laser surgery for glaucoma, and the type of surgery you receive depends on the type of glaucoma you have. During the laser surgery, your eye will be numbed to avoid pain. Generally speaking, you can resume your normal daily activities the day after.
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Glaucoma damages your eye's optic nerve, which helps to send signals to your brain. Without properly functioning optic nerves, your brain will be unable to process the images in front of you.
Glaucoma can cause blindness if left untreated, and with the way it develops, early symptoms can be tough to pick up. Therefore, glaucoma can steal your vision from you gradually. Let us help with early detection and the right steps to take to protect you.
Most patients can resume normal activities following surgery. Complications from the procedure are minimal and many patients are able to discontinue their regular medications following full recovery.
Learn more about glaucoma laser surgery options:
Selective Laser Trabeculectomy (SLT) -- for open-angle glaucoma: this newer procedure uses very low levels of energy and is termed "selective" since it leaves portions of the trabecular meshwork intact. Because of this, it is believed that this procedure can be safety repeated.