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Glaucoma Surgery
How long is the length of stay for Glaucoma Surgery?
How is surgery performed?
What is the post-operative care?
What are the common risks and complications?
Where is this procedure offered?
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How long is the length of stay for Glaucoma Surgery?
Glaucoma Surgery requires 1 night stay in the hospital. Post operative follow up will be done during 1 week after the surgery.
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How is surgery performed?
The procedure will reduce intraocular pressure by increasing the drainage rate for excess aqueous fluid. It generally requires less than an hour in a hospital, laser surgeries can take as few as 5 minutes to perform.

The choice of procedure to be performed depends on patient's condition and the attending surgeon's decision. It can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia.
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What is the post-operative care?
The patient will able to return to normal activities within a few days after microsurgical eye procedures. Some modifications in daily routine, such as no heavy physical exercise, no straining or activity that would increase pressure on the eyes, no reading, and no driving, are essential for a week following the surgery.
For laser surgery patients, recovery is immediate. Some Glaucoma surgeries may need to be repeated, and medications are often required to maintain eye health and integrity.
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What are the common risks and complications?
Incisional surgery always carries some risk of infection. A glaucoma surgery may over-correct or under-correct the problem, and medications or additional surgeries may be required. For patients who undergo glaucoma surgery, cataracts may result. They are common in glaucoma sufferers.
Cataract removal can be performed together with glaucoma surgery if cataracts are evident prior to the operation.
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Where is this procedure offered?
Egypt
CityHospitalRemarkHSLoSPrice $
CairoCairo Fatimic hospital Day case4-5 nights 
CairoDar El Oyoun Hospital Day case4-5 nights 
CairoNational Eye Hospital Day case4-5 nights900
HS: Hospital Stay       LoS: Length Of Stay
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Procedure Request:

Please fill the Application Form yourself OR with the help of your treating doctor and e-mail it to medicaltravel@travelchoiceeg.com; Place 'Glaucoma (Trabeculectomy) Request' into the subject of your e-mail.

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