Once the diagnosis of glaucoma is made, the eye pressure must be reduced (in high pressure situations) to prevent damage to the sight. Although glaucoma usually cannot be cured, in most cases it can be successfully controlled with the proper treatment.
Eye drops are the most common form of treatment. More than one type of drop may be needed to maintain a lower pressure. The control of the eye pressure needs to be monitored by an Ophthalmologist or an Optometrist as the effectiveness of treatment may reduce with time. Sometimes tablets are also used.
Laser and/or surgical procedures may reduce or eliminate the need for glaucoma eye drops. Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) is offered by the Ophthalmology practices we partner with, using devices such as the iStent Inject, Hydrus and XEN.