Glaucoma can be treated in three ways: with eye drops, with a laser, and/or surgically. The goal of any glaucoma treatment is to prevent the loss of vision, as vision loss from glaucoma is typically irreversible. The good news is that glaucoma can be managed and vision loss can by minimized or even prevented if detected early.
For many patients, a regimen of medical eye drops may be all they need to reduce pressure within the eye and prevent optic nerve damage. Some patients may require treatment with a laser to correct. This type of treatment is a fast outpatient procedure (see Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty). For more serious cases that don’t respond to these treatments, we suggest surgery. We can make small changes to the eye’s anatomy to allow proper relief of fluid.