Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, that links the retina to the brain. Often, glaucoma is associated with too much pressure inside the eyeball. It is a leading cause of damage to peripheral vision in people aged over 40 but can affect people of any age. If glaucoma is detected early, treatment can prevent or reduce vision loss in most patients.
Although there is no cure for glaucoma it can usually be controlled so that further damage is slowed or halted. This usually involves a life-long commitment to treatment and regular check-ups by your eye specialist. A range of treatment options are available to control glaucoma. The safest and most appropriate option will be determined by your eye specialist based on your individual needs and the type of glaucoma.
Glaucoma treatment options mainly involve: