While most people worry about the surgery itself, recovering after glaucoma surgery takes a little bit of planning as well. Knowing what to expect following your procedure can help ensure you recover quickly without complications. Fortunately, you can make glaucoma surgery recovery as easy as possible by following your surgeon’s aftercare instructions.
Your surgeon’s recovery instructions can vary depending on the procedure you receive. However, basic instructions such as medicated eye drops, avoiding eye strain, and protecting your eye from infection remain largely the same. Recovery times can vary with a month being the average. Side effects like swelling and redness are common. Be on the lookout for signs of infection and alert your doctor immediately if you have any.