Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery or a combination of these methods. The purpose of any treatment is to prevent vision loss as it is irreversible in glaucoma.
Fortunately, glaucoma can be managed if detected early, and with medical and/or surgical treatment, most people with glaucoma will not lose their sight.
As with any medication or treatment, it is important that you work with your doctor to determine the best course of action for you, making sure they are aware of any medications you may currently be taking, including over the counter pills and vitamins. Treatments can include eye drops or in some cases pills may also be prescribed. If this combination does not achieve the desired results of lowered intraocular pressure, or there are intolerable side effects, a surgical procedure may be the next best option.