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Trabeculectomy to treat glaucoma

Private eye surgery: Trabeculectomy to treat glucoma

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What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a common condition that affects around half a million people in England. It causes damage to the nerve behind the eye (the optic nerve) that carries visual signals to the brain. Left untreated it can lead to severe visual loss or even blindness. This damage is caused by the pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure). This pressure inside the eye is caused by the buildup of fluid (the aqueous) inside the eye. Aqueous builds up due to blockade of draining channels or occasionally due to a narrow door from where the fluid leaves the inside of the eye.

What is a trabeculectomy 
A trabeculectomy is an operation to decrease the pressure inside the eye. The surgeon creates a new channel through the white of the eye (sclera), to allow excess aqueous humour (fluid inside the eye) to escape, thereby reducing the pressure in the eye. The fluid does not leave the eye completely, but will form a small blister-like swelling on the white surface of the eye, usually underneath the eyelid where normally you cannot see it. The fluid can then be reabsorbed back into the blood stream, and does not come onto the surface of your eye. This small blister structure is also known as the drainage ‘bleb’, and should permanently remain on the eye’s surface.

Why do I need to have a trabeculectomy operation?

Your eye surgeon may recommend a trabeculectomy operation because:

  • medical treatments (drops) have not controlled your condition properly; and/or
  • drop treatment is unsuitable.

A trabeculectomy is carried out to reduce the pressure inside your eye and preserve the sight you have. It will not restore any sight you may have lost or improve your sight, but aims to prevent further loss of vision. In some patients we need to use a special medication around the incision site to reduce scarring and ensure the channel does not close too soon after the surgery. Injections of this may need to be repeated after your operation.

Midland Eye is a specialist eye clinic led by the UK’s leading ophthalmology consultant doctors. As a world-class centre of excellence for eye surgery, we focus entirely on the treatment and care of patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to rare conditions that require treatment not available elsewhere in the UK. Our ophthalmic surgeons are renowned throughout the UK and worldwide for their expertise, knowledge and experience.

We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for trabeculectomy surgery starting from £2200 (terms and conditions apply). For more information, please call our self-pay advisers on 0121 711 2020.

How much does it cost?

Midland Eye offers affordable, competitive self-pay packages so you know exactly what to expect.

 

An inclusive package for a trabeculectomy is available from

 

£2,200

Price subject to availability and eligibility criteria. All inclusive prices only available with select consultants. Please check at time of booking.
All-inclusive price does not include the initial consultation. Please see terms and conditions for more information.

How much does it cost?

Midland Eye offers affordable, competitive self-pay packages so you know exactly what to expect.

 

An inclusive package for a trabeculectomy is available from

 

£2,200

Price subject to availability and eligibility criteria. All inclusive prices only available with select consultants. Please check at time of booking.
All-inclusive price does not include the initial consultation. Please see terms and conditions for more information.

Finance options available

You can spread the cost of your treatment rather than paying for everything up-front by applying for our finance options. More information can be found here. *Terms and conditions apply.

What's included in your inclusive self-pay package?

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Personalised treatment plan

We know everyone is different, so your treatment plan will be individually tailored to you and designed to suit your specific healthcare needs and lifestyle

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Preoperative care

All pre-operative assessments and any tests or scans undertaken while you are at Parkside Hospital for the procedure will be covered - so no hidden costs or fees

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World-class expert team

All inpatient treatment costs as part of your procedure are included. This includes consultant, hospital, nursing, imaging and physiotherapy fees as applicable

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Aftercare

Our expert care doesn't end when your procedure does. All aftercare including medication for up to 7 days and one follow-up appointment post-surgery is included in your package

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Book your appointment now or request a call back

If you would like to book an appointment call our Appointments Team on 0121 667 5960 or email info@midlandeye.com

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