Types of glaucoma surgery include:
- trabeculectomy – the most common type of operation, it involves removing part of the eye drainage tubes to allow fluid to drain more easily
- trabecular tube bypass – an operation to place a tube into your eye to increase the drainage of fluid
- Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGs)
Glaucoma surgery may be carried out under local anaesthetic (where you’re awake) or general anaesthetic (where you’re asleep).