Trabeculoplasty is a procedure used in glaucoma patients to open the trabeculum of the eye, relieving the pressure and restoring normal fluid outflow. In glaucoma, optic fluid cannot be released normally due to blockage in the trabeculum. Having a laser trabeculoplasty can relieve the pressure and improve drainage of the optic fluid, thus reducing the amount of pressure and damage to the optic nerve.
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