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Glaucoma Services

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Glaucoma Services

How is Glaucoma Treated?

As a rule, damage caused by glaucoma cannot be reversed. Lowering eye pressure is the only proven way to treat glaucoma. Eye drops, laser surgery and surgery in the operating room are used to lower eye pressure and help prevent further damage. In some cases, oral medications may also be prescribed.

With any type of glaucoma, periodic examinations are very important to prevent vision loss. Because glaucoma can progress without your knowledge, adjustments to your treatment may be necessary from time to time.

What is your part in treatment?

Treatment for glaucoma requires teamwork between you and your doctor. Your ophthalmologist can prescribe treatment for glaucoma, but only you can make sure that you follow your doctor’s instructions and use your eye drops.

Once you are taking medications for glaucoma, your ophthalmologist will want to see you more frequently. Typically, you can expect to visit your ophthalmologist every three to six months. This will vary depending on your treatment needs.

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    Glaucoma Medications

    Glaucoma Medications Ophthalmology

    Glaucoma is usually controlled with eye drops taken daily.

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    Glaucoma Laser Surgery

    Glaucoma Laser Surgery Ophthalmology

    Laser surgery treatment may be recommended for different types of glaucoma.

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    Glaucoma Operating Room Surgery

    Glaucoma Operating Room Surgery Ophthalmology

    Surgery is recommended if your ophthalmologist feels it is necessary to prevent further damage to the optic nerve.

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