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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long does laser treatment for glaucoma take?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Depends but short: The length of laser treatment for glaucoma depends on which type of laser procedure, positioning / cooperation level, and difficulty of viewing the eye or minor complication affecting the view. Usually all glaucoma lasers are outpatient office procedures that only take a few minutes.
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
A few minutes: Most glaucoma laser treatments take only a few moments. They are seldom uncomfortable and can greatly decrease the eye's pressure. There is seldom any downtime after the procedure; most patients can get back to their normal activities in a matter of hours.
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
5 to 10 minutes: Laser trabeculoplasty can be performed in about 5 to 10 minutes. It is a relatively easy procedure for most patients. However the lens that is placed temporarily on the eye can feel uncomfortable
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A 33-year-old member asked:

For how long does laser treatment for glaucoma last?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
1-3 years: But it can be repeated.
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