There are many advantages of Trabectome over traditional glaucoma surgical procedures such as:
1- Minimally invasive out-patient procedure.
2- Restores the normal drainage pathways of the eye.
3- Safer surgical procedure than traditional glaucoma surgery with less short term and long term complications.
4- Simple and faster procedure which takes less than 30 minutes.
5- Rapid patient recovery.
6- reduce the patient ' s reliance on glaucoma medications
7- Fewer follow-up visits are needed.
8- Can easily be combined with cataract eye surgeries.
9- Does not preclude subsequent Glaucoma surgery such as Trabeculectomy because it spares conjunctiva.
10- Alternative to traditional Goniotomy or Trabeculotomy in Children.
11- Easy learning skills for the surgeon.