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 answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 35 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 13, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.
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.