I’m just wondering if anyone has had good luck with visual
recovery after tube implant surgery. I
was born with cataracts, which were removed (along with my lenses) almost immediately,
leaving me with decent vision. I was
diagnosed with Glaucoma at age 7. When I
was 15 I had a trabeculectomy in my right eye, then a tube implant in the same
eye at age 19. I am 33 now. I also recently had a cornea transplant in the right eye because it decompensated - likely due to all of the \'trauma\' from past surgeries, and possibly partly due to the tube rubbing on the cornea over time.
Somewhere amidst those glaucoma surgeries (10+ years ago) I lost functional vision/acuity
in my right eye although the tube has kept the pressure low. My left eye has
been fairly stable with eye drops until recently, but the pressure is creeping up and I may
require surgery in that eye. I’m
obviously nervous to loose functional vision in that eye following surgery – it
is all I have left, but I can’t leave the pressure high for very long either.
I’m just curious to know if anyone has had tube surgery, and
what the outcome was in terms of post-op visual recovery/acuity.
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