The mainstay of glaucoma treatments is to reduce the intraocular pressure and to identify risk factors that could be increasing your intraocular pressure e.g. a cataract increasing the risk for angle closure glaucoma. If we recommend glaucoma treatment, the options might include:
- Medical glaucoma treatments
- Laser glaucoma treatments
- Surgical glaucoma treatments
Glaucoma treatments aim to stop or slow down (as much as possible) the potential for future damage to the optic nerve head and visual deterioration i.e. to preserve your current vision. Unfortunately, glaucoma treatments cannot restore optic nerve tissue or vision that you lose, so the sooner you get treatment for glaucoma, the better.