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Will tube shunt eye surgery restore my vision? Glaucoma has caused my vision to deteriorate, and I have been advised to undergo tube shunt eye surgery. Will the surgery make me be able to see perfectly again?

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Dr. Alma Murphy
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately,

Unfortunately, glaucoma surgery will not restore vision lost to glaucoma.
The optic nerve damage that results from high pressure is not reversible. The goal of glaucoma surgery is to reduce the eye pressure and prevent further loss of vision.

In brief: Unfortunately,

Unfortunately, glaucoma surgery will not restore vision lost to glaucoma.
The optic nerve damage that results from high pressure is not reversible. The goal of glaucoma surgery is to reduce the eye pressure and prevent further loss of vision.
Dr. Alma Murphy
Dr. Alma Murphy
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vision loss

Not knowing all the details about your remaining visual function, I can only say that your glaucoma surgeon has advised tube shunt surgery to lower the intraocular pressure to a more acceptable level to protect the optic nerve to stabilize the remaining visual function.
Unfortunately, Vision loss from glaucomatous optic neuropathy is irreversible.

In brief: Vision loss

Not knowing all the details about your remaining visual function, I can only say that your glaucoma surgeon has advised tube shunt surgery to lower the intraocular pressure to a more acceptable level to protect the optic nerve to stabilize the remaining visual function.
Unfortunately, Vision loss from glaucomatous optic neuropathy is irreversible.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Glaucoma surgery is done to prevent further visual loss.
In glaucoma, any optic nerve damage is permanent.

In brief: No

Glaucoma surgery is done to prevent further visual loss.
In glaucoma, any optic nerve damage is permanent.
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Dr. Andrew Dahl
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Dr. Mark Pyfer
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It will help to control your eye pressure and hopefully maintain the vision you have now by slowing or stopping the progression of your glaucoma.
Glaucoma causes permanent progressive damage to the optic nerve. Nothing can restore vision that has been lost to glaucoma, that is why early diagnosis and treatment are so important in this disease.

In brief: No

It will help to control your eye pressure and hopefully maintain the vision you have now by slowing or stopping the progression of your glaucoma.
Glaucoma causes permanent progressive damage to the optic nerve. Nothing can restore vision that has been lost to glaucoma, that is why early diagnosis and treatment are so important in this disease.
Dr. Mark Pyfer
Dr. Mark Pyfer
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