The risk of nerve damage can be minimized and eye pressure can be lowered effectively through a host of treatments. Glaucoma, unfortunately is incurable.
Common treatments for glaucoma include:
- Prescription Medicine can be used to assist in fluid drainage and slow down fluid production. Medications can be taken orally or topically.
- Laser Therapy can be used to increase drainage with a simple outpatient procedure.
- Surgery can be performed to create an additional hole for drainage at the back of your eye. This would occur when laser and prescription medication does not provide successful results.
- Glaucoma Shunt – The drainage hole can be kept open with the insertion of a small tube. This option is effective, but very invasive and is typically the last course of action.
Early detection can be the difference. Call Williamson Eye Center today to schedule your next eye exam.
For more information, check out these useful resources:
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology
- The Glaucoma Foundation
- Research to Prevent Blindness or call 800-621-0026