Laser Sclerostomy for Glaucoma
In laser sclerostomy, a piece of the sclera (the white part of the eye) is removed to create an opening where fluid can drain out of the eye. This procedure is rarely done and can only be done at hospitals that have the special lasers it requires.
If a special medication (5-fluorouracil) is used, less scar tissue usually forms after this surgery. This medication can be used with other surgeries for glaucoma to decrease scarring.
This procedure has many risks, including:
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