U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Lincoln, NE
A 59-year-old female asked:

Mother had trabeculectomies. 3 mos. later pressure in 1 eye up from 13 to 19 so using drop again. drop didn't work before surgery. why would it now?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Percentage: Glaucoma drops typically bring down the eye pressure a certain percentage. The surgery may have lowered your eye pressure enough that the drop can bring you down to the desired "target pressure." this is eh pressure where you have he least chance of progressive nerve fiber layer loss, preserving your vision.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 13, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.