I am originally from Peru but live in the US for many years; my entire family, including my mother lives in Peru.
Not too long ago, my mother was diagnosed with Glaucoma
. I am not exactly sure what type, but after 3 to 4 months of treatment, she was told by more than one doctor that she needed to go through a trabeculectomy surgery to control the pressure in both eyes.
It’s been 8 weeks now since she has had the surgery in the right eye and she has been complaining of some pain that she’s been feeling in her eye since the day of the surgery. It comes and goes and it’s sharp. She also complained about something inside her eye bothering her; as if she had an eyelid hair inside. Is this normal?
She also initially reported that her vision was blurry immediately after surgery, but three to four weeks after she was impressed at how much clearer she was able to see. Just last week her vision started to decline though, she said that now her vision is back to post-surgery levels. Is this normal after a trabeculectomy?
Lastly, she has developed since the surgery a small sponge like formation, in an entirely different area of the incision in the eye since the surgery. So, for example when she cries the tears stick to this area
(the formation is in lower area of the eye) and it doesn't allow to see her well. What could this be? She didn't have this before.
I would appreciate your answers. She is very anxious about her condition; she is older and lives alone and only speaks Spanish. She has gone to her surgeon, but doesn't remember everything and she is not either too inquisitive.