A number of medications are currently in use to treat glaucoma. These are tailored accorning to each patients needs and are monitored over time. Typically medications are intended to reduce elevated intraocular pressure and prevent damage to the optic nerve. You may need to use one or more than one eye drop at a time for a prolonged period of time.
The Glaucoma Consultant at Rushabh Eye Hospital and Laser Center will prescribe a combination of medications or change your prescription over time to reduce side-effects or provide a more effective treatment.
Advantages: No operation, so no complications related to surgery faced.
Disadvantages: Eye drops have to be put regularly for a prolonged duration of time & may have some side effects. This may lead to irregular use of drops, which will lead to increase in eye pressure & this will damage the optic nerve.