Glaucoma Treatment
Glaucoma is a chronic disease that cannot be cured but it can be treated effectively and controlled to prevent further vision loss. Glaucoma can be treated with the following modalities:
  • 1. Eye drops
  • 2. Oral medications
  • 3. Laser
  • 4. Filtration surgery
  • 5. Drainage implants

The aim of treatment is to lower the eye pressure to a level that the optic nerve will not suffer damage. This will prevent blindness and ensure remaining vision is preserved. While doctors often suggest using eye drops as the first line of treatment, the choice of modality depends on the type of glaucoma and the severity of the patient’s disease. After instituting treatment, it is essential that the patient returns regularly to see his doctor so that the response to treatment can be assessed. It may be necessary to make changes to the treatment regime if the intraocular pressure has not been adequately reduced or an adverse reaction has occurred.