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Treatments for Glaucoma

To avoid serious vision complications, glaucoma treatment should be started as early as possible. Many forms of treatment are available, including:
 
  • Medicines, in the form of eye drops or pills
  • Laser surgery
  • Conventional surgery.
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One or more of these options may be recommended for your particular situation. It's important to note that these treatments may be able to save remaining vision, but they do not improve sight that has already been lost.
 
If you have been prescribed medication to treat your glaucoma, you may be tempted to stop taking it after a while. Glaucoma often has no symptoms, and people sometimes simply forget to take their medicine. However, to prevent further damage, you need to use the drops or pills as long as they help control your eye pressure.
 
(For a detailed discussion on the pros and cons of each option, click Glaucoma Treatment.)
 

Treatments for Glaucoma

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