Glossary of Terms

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tonometry -  This test involves an instrument that measures the pressure inside the eye. Your doctor might apply numbing drops to your eye for this test.
trabectome -  For this surgery, the eye doctor removes the meshwork inside the eye to help fluid drain.
trabeculectomy  -  In this surgery, the eye doctor makes a new opening for the fluid to leave the eye. (See diagram.) Your eye doctor might suggest this treatment at any time.
tractional -  In this type retinal detachment, scar tissue on the retina's surface shrinks and causes it to separate from the RPE. This type of detachment occurs in people with diabetes. It does not progress as rapidly.