Surgery is used to either open the natural drainage channels in the eye, to insert tiny shunts to improve drainage or to
remove that part of the eye that is preventing fluid drainage. There are two primary kinds of non-laser surgery:
- Trabeculectomy is the most common kind of surgery and creates a controlled leak of fluid from the eye.
- Goniotomy is a surgical option for babies and young children with congenital glaucoma, when a special lens is required to see the structure of the inner eye