If you have recently seen an eye doctor and they have found glaucoma during your testing, you may wonder what treatment options are available. Glaucoma is a disease where the eyes have increased pressure due to an abnormal abundance of fluid backing up over the eye surface. It can destroy the optic nerve, affecting your vision permanently. Since glaucoma cannot be felt, it may have been a surprise to hear you have this disease, making you feel a bit anxious as a result. Here is a list of the types of treatments given
When glaucoma is first discovered, usually the first order in treatment is to try
If eye drops do not make the pressure decrease on their own, oral medication is prescribed to take in addition to drops. Oral medications will decrease the amount of fluid production your eyes make, lessening the pressure inside the eye. Side-effects from medications are usually mild.
When prescription medications fail to help with the pressure in the eye, surgery is recommended. Selective laser
Traditional surgery is recommended if laser surgery does not have
In the second, the surgeon will place an implant or stent to in the form of a fluid-draining tube into the eye to help redirect the fluid into another part of the eye tissues for