In many cases glaucoma control requires lifelong treatment. Treatment available depends on the nature and severity of the condition.
- Ophthalmic eye drops to alter the circulation of eye fluid and lower the eye pressure.
- Laser surgery to enhance the drainage function to control pressure within the eye.
- Operative surgery to create a new bypass drainage channel for the fluid to leave the eye, lowering the eye pressure.
As most patients experience no symptoms or pain from the increased pressure, regular preventive check-up and early diagnosis is important.
If you are over the age of 40 and have a family history of glaucoma, you should have a complete eye examination every one to two years. Book an appointment with us for comprehensive eye examination to determine if you have glaucoma.