THE IMPACT OF GLAUCOMA
This short video explains how glaucoma can affect your eyes and the impact it can have on your lifestyle.
Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery or a combination of these methods. The goal of any treatment is to prevent loss of vision, as vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible.
EYE DROPS & PILLS
After consultation you may be prescribed eye drops in order to control your eye pressure. When eye drops dont sufficiently control the pressure you may also be prescribed pills in addition to the drops.
LASER EYE SURGERY
When medication does not achieve the desired results, or have intolerable side effects, your ophthalmologist may suggest surgery. There are many different types of laser eye surgery available depending on the severity of the condition.
When medications and laser therapies do not adequately lower eye pressure, your doctor may recommend conventional surgery. The most common of these operations is called a trabeculectomy, which is used in both open-angle and closed-angle glaucomas.