Goniotomy for Congenital Glaucoma
Goniotomy is a surgical procedure in which the doctor uses a lens called a goniolens to see the structures of the front part of the eye (anterior chamber). An opening is made in the
What To Expect After Surgery
Babies who have goniotomy for glaucoma need to be watched carefully after surgery to make sure their glaucoma is controlled. The
Why It Is Done
Goniotomy is used to treat
How Well It Works
Goniotomy is successful for more than 80 out of 100 children whose glaucoma was not present at birth.
Complications of goniotomy include bleeding, infection, and cataracts.
What To Think About
Medicines may still be needed after goniotomy to control pressure in the eyes.
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