Trabeculotomy for Congenital Glaucoma
The most common problem after trabeculotomy is scarring of the new opening in the eye. Scarring prevents fluid from draining out of the eye. Other complications of surgery may include:
- Severe blurring of vision for several weeks (common).
- Bleeding in the eye.
- Extremely low pressure in the eye, which may result in blurred vision from clouding of the lens (cataract) or fluid buildup under the nerve layer (retina).
- Sudden, permanent loss of central vision.
- Infection in the eye.
- High pressure in the eye, causing the space in the front part of the eye (anterior chamber) to collapse. This condition is called malignant glaucoma and is rare.
- Continued changes in the optic nerve (at the back of the eye) caused by glaucoma.