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Do you know what type of laser surgery you had? Was it a LPI, ALT, SLT?
The HRT3 test is a computerized "picture" of the anatomy of your optic nerve. It helps to find changes that may be suggestive of damage to your nerve that could be from your glaucoma. Here is a very good article on this instrument:
Also, do you know what your eye pressure was before the surgery? Have you had a visual field test done (stick you head in a dimly lit bowl and press a button as lights flash around your visual field)?
I see that you are offline. I'll switch over to the Q&A system. This system works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)
Hello Dr. Rick
Thank you for your reply. No I don't know what my pressure was. I guess the Dr. should have given me the before and after pressures. No I did not have the visual field test done. What is this for? I am not sure what kind of laser surgery I had. They put a few drops in my eye before and I was seated as if I was doing an eye exam. Thank you
thank you for the reply once again. I am not on any medication. Should I be on any right now? It has only been 2 weeks since my laser surgery and my pressure was at 23 yesterday, should I expect it to go down in the coming weeks?