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What if the AquaFlow surgery does not reduce my eye pressure to levels that stop the glaucoma progression?

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What if the AquaFlow surgery does not reduce my eye pressure to levels that stop the glaucoma progression?

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A. If your eye doctor believes that lower pressures are needed after observing the effect of the initial AquaFlow surgical eye correction, he or she will recommend a laser treatment that enhances the original AquaFlow procedure. The laser will make small openings in a thin membrane created during the original surgery, allowing for more fluid flow and decreased eye pressure. Typical added eye pressure reductions with the laser are 40 to 50 percent greater than that achieved with the original surgery. The laser procedure is short and painless because it is designed to work with your original AquaFlow surgery. The alternative is to return to a reduced amount of the eye drops used to lower the eye pressure prior to surgery.

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