You should take Glaucoma treatment seriously as the damage glaucoma can cause to your eyesight is permanent and cannot be reversed. Your ophthalmologist and optometrist will base your treatment upon your diagnosis of the specific form of the disease as well as your response to various glaucoma medications. Can Additional Damage be Stopped with Glaucoma Surgery or Medication? The answer is yes. By utilizing glaucoma medications or glaucoma surgery, the physicians and optometrists at 1960 Eye Surgery tailor your glaucoma treatment to your specific needs. Regardless of the treatment prescribed, it is necessary to maintain a close watch on your eyes. Having this disease is one that requires medication management and commitment on your part to ensure that you will maintain the vision. These medications come in the form of eye drops, and are the most common way to treat the disease. By lowering your pressure in the eye, the drops are effective at managing your glaucoma’s progression. The glaucoma medications assist with reduction of fluid or work to keep the fluid moving through the meshwork of your eye, thus lowering the pressure in the eye. Glaucoma Surgery At times glaucoma surgery may be recommended for patients. This is another way to lower pressure in the eye. Types of Glaucoma Surgery: Laser trabeculoplasty Laser iridotomy Peripheral iridotomy Trabeculectomy Aqueous shunt surgery If you want to learn more about glaucoma treatment for you or someone in your family please call us to schedule your appointment at 281-890-1784 or contact us online by filling out the form below.