To date there is no cure for glaucoma, and if left untreated the vision loss is irreversible. However medication or surgery (traditional or laser) can halt or slow-down any further vision loss.
Early detection is essential to limiting visual impairment and preventing the progression to severe visual handicap or blindness.
Prescription eye drops are dispensed to lower the pressure of the eyes to reduce the pressure on the optic nerve. Depending on the type of glaucoma the drops will either reduce the production of the eye fluid or increase the drainage of the eye fluid.
Oral medications can be used in acute glaucoma attacks.
Laser treatment and eye drainage surgery is used to reduce the eye pressure in cases where eye drops alone are not able to control the pressure and therefore the progression of the damage.