Glaucoma’s effect on your Vision, Part 2.

Glaucoma’s effect on your Vision, Part 2.

How is Glaucoma treated? There is no cure for glaucoma, but there is treatment and management.  First line treatment involves the use of eye drops.  The eye drops involves decreasing production of aqueous fluid or increasing outflow of aqueous fluid.  Should eye drops prove ineffective, or poor patient compliance, surgery is a consideration.  Surgery is not a first line treatment as some surgeries cause side effects of light sensitivity and increased glare. How do you monitor glaucoma? Standard of care involves measurement of eye pressures with an anesthetic and fluorescein, and evaluation…