Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” and for good reason. It slowly damages your optic nerve over time without any symptoms in the early stages before vision loss becomes apparent. There is no cure for glaucoma, which is why early detection and treatment should be your top priority.
Eye drops are often the first step in glaucoma treatment. There are many different kinds that fight glaucoma in different ways. If eye drops aren’t enough, then your doctor may recommend oral medication to help bolster the fight against glaucoma. You may need surgery if you have advanced glaucoma or can’t use eye drops or oral medication.