Is There a Cure For Glaucoma?
Although there is currently no cure for glaucoma, treatment is highly effective and safe. The key is early intervention. With timely detection, it is possible to arrest the development or slow the progression of optic nerve damage. Once glaucoma is diagnosed, eye pressure can be successfully decreased and controlled with a combination of prescription eye drops, laser treatment, and/or surgery. Many factors are considered in deciding the best treatment plan for each patient. Then, as glaucoma requires long term management and care, patients are monitored on a regular basis using the most advanced technologies and instrumentation, including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and Heidelberg retinal tomography (HRT). Regular checkups are required to monitor and ensure proper management and care.