There are a variety of treatment options for glaucoma, including eye drops, oral medication and surgery. Typically, medications are used to lower eye pressure. They do this by either improving the flow of fluid out of the eye or decreasing the amount of fluid the eye produces. For some patients, medication alone is not enough, and surgery is required. Surgery for glaucoma can be performed using either microsurgical instruments or a laser to improve the drainage of the eye, thus lowering the pressure inside the eye. While damage from glaucoma cannot be reversed, if it is caught early and treated properly, outcomes are usually very good.
The best way to figure out how to treat your glaucoma case is to see us for an in-office visit. We can then determine the progression of your disease, and can begin with something as simple as a regimen of medical eye drops.