Glaucoma can be treated but not cured.
The aim of treatment is to lower the pressure within the eye in order to delay or, ideally, prevent progression of damage and sight loss.
This is traditionally achieved with eye drops, but with recent advances in laser technology this can be considered as an alternative initial therapy.
A minority of patients will need tablets or surgery if the conservative measures above do not work well enough.
All forms of treatment each have their own advantages and disadvantages. We can discuss these in detail and reach a joint decision about the treatment plan best suited to you.