When will I start to see glaucoma treatment results?

Interview transcription:

We interviewed Dr. Leonard Teye-Botchway to find out what results patients can expect after glaucoma treatment. 

Leonard Teye-Botchway: This depends on the type of treatment that you undergo, but essentially, unlike refractive surgery or cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment isn’t a vision-restoring treatment.

The treatment aims to preserve or stabilise vision and prevent further vision loss. There no actual visual benefits immediately after the treatment but treatment benefits are long-term in ensuring that your eye doesn’t lose any more vision.


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About the author

Leonard Teye-Botchway
Consultant Ophthalmic Physician and Surgeon |MBChB, FRCS(G), MBA, FWACS, FGCS, DCEH (Lond), Postgraduate Diploma in Cataracts and Refractive Surgery

I am Leonard Teye-Botchway and I am the Medical Director and Consultant Ophthalmologist at Bermuda International Institute of Ophthalmology in Bermuda. The joy and elation I get from seeing patients who are very happy they can see after surgery is almost unimaginable. This is what really drives me to carry on being an ophthalmologist.

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