Glaucoma Treatment

Most glaucoma is controlled by instillation of eyedrops. These work by reducing the amount of aqueous fluid produced within the eye, or by increasing the drainage of fluid out of the eye (this has nothing to do with tears, the fluid that gives the eye pressure is inside the eye).

Surgical intervention may be indicated when glaucoma is not adequately controlled by the eyedrops. The most commonly performed procedure is a trabeculectomy in which a flap or trapdoor is created to drain excess fluid from the eye. This is typically done under local anaesthesia as a day-stay procedure.

Laser treatment may be done to improve the drainage from the eye.

Your eye specialist will discuss the most appropriate treatment for your glaucoma.

Glaucoma Treatment

Remember that most people with glaucoma have no symptoms of the disease.

Regular examination is crucial in early detection of glaucoma.