Glaucoma Surgery

Preparation before surgery: Talk to your doctor about your medicines. You may be asked to stop taking some medicines up to one week before the procedure, such as: Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs, Blood thinners, such as clopidogrel (Plavix) or warfarin (Coumadin). Continue to use your eye drops, unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Arrange for a ride to and from the procedure.

Estimated Recovery Time: 1 week

Estimated Hospital Stay:  No 

What to do after Surgery: Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions. If given an eye patch or bandage, wear it as directed. Use eye drops as prescribed. These drops will often help prevent infection and inflammation. Avoid activities that expose your eye to water, like swimming. Ask the doctor about how to wash your face and when it is safe to shower or bathe. Refrain from heavy lifting, straining, or driving until allowed by your doctor. Follow your doctor's advice regarding resuming exercise and other activities.


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Cost of procedure in Ecuador:  $900+ (per eye)

Estimated savings:  

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