Glaucoma cannot be cured, but in most cases, it can be successfully controlled.
Treatment depends on the type of glaucoma you are diagnosed with. Treatment modalities include:
All these treatments lower the intraocular pressure to a level that is safe for the eye. Your ophthalmologist will be able to advise on individualised treatment options. Even after successful control of the pressure, regular monitoring is still required.
Glaucoma is a chronic condition requiring lifelong review. The aim of treatment is to preserve the remaining vision. Damage from glaucoma cannot be reversed, hence the importance of early diagnosis.
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