So here is my old post about my injury leading to glaucoma - https://www.medhelp.org/posts/Eye-Care/Blunt-trauma-to-the-eye-while-playing-badmintonfollow-up-to-another-question/show/3028625
So today after almost 2 months of my injury, my eye swelling has come down considerably, redness is gone, blood cells have almost dissolved, vision is almost ok(as the Opthalmologist said, they can save about 90-95% of my vision).
But the most important thing is, my eye pressure even after 2 months of medication hasn't come down. I just went to my Opthalmologist yesterday and the he specifically told me to not take any medication a day prior to my checkup to see what my pressure is without the medication. By the way, I was on glycerol os solution for the past 2 weeks(4 tbspns 2 times a day). So my pressure when I was taking that medication was around 23-24 mm hg, and yesterday without glycerol it was around 27-28 mm hg. So the Opthalmologist suggested my eye pressure is not coming under controlbwo they need to to trabeculectomy surgery. He also told me there is no guarantee that the surgery will solve my problem of high IOP. And after searching online a bit, I am very scared and confused as to what should be done next. Ofcourse I will be taking a second opinion from another Opthalmologist before deciding anything, but what I have found online is that this kind of surgery is generally not successful in younger patients and also can lead to several complications and infections(I am 26 yrs old as of now). I am really confused if this surgery is the way to go? How safe is it? What's the assurity that the eye pressure will be in control after this? How long does it take to recover from this surgery? Will I be able to lead a normal life after this(like I was a very active person prior to my injury, I played badminton and was a regular in my gym). Can patients after this surgery continue to play and have an active life in future?