Occasionally the superficial sutures may be the cause of this. They are easily removed in the clinic during a follow-up visit.
During surgery your eye will be numb, so you should not experience any pain. After surgery there might be some discomfort which should settle with the drops you will be asked to put in your eyes.
It usually takes approximately one hour, or a bit longer if it is performed under general anaesthesia.
This varies according to the complexity of the case. I create a for plan surgery and post operative follow for every patient individually.
The risks of trabeculectomy include infection, bleeding in the eye, reduced or loss of vision, low eye pressure, failure due to scarring, precipitation of cataract, droopy eyelid. During the preoperative consultation we will discuss in detail all the benefits and risks of the procedure, including all alternative options, so you can make an informed decision.