Glaucoma medications are often used to lower inner eye pressure. Your glaucoma specialist may recommend eyedrops that are only available by prescription. These work by helping your eye drainage canals drain more fluid or by reducing the amount of fluid made by your eyes.
The types of glaucoma eyedrops are listed in the chart below.
Glaucoma at a Glance: Prescription Eyedrops
Your glaucoma specialist may prescribe any of these medications to help control your glaucoma. It is very important to follow the directions for how to use the eye drops and when to take them.
Glaucoma surgery also may be recommended to lower inner eye pressure by improving drainage of eye fluids. The types of procedures are listed in the chart below.
Glaucoma at a Glance: Types of Glaucoma Surgery
Medication and surgery may be used together to treat and manage glaucoma. A variety of advanced glaucoma treatments have been approved or are in testing. You are most likely to find them at a glaucoma center of excellence.
In future blogs, we share more about the rarer types of glaucoma and new developments in glaucoma treatments.
The goal of this series of weekly blogs is to help you feel informed and confident, wherever you are in learning about glaucoma.
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