In many cases, we can control glaucoma using eye drops that reduce the pressure inside the eye. Your specialist will recommend the best one for you based on your condition. Glaucoma management with eye drops requires your commitment because you must use them regularly and continuously to be effective.
Laser trabeculoplasty is a straightforward procedure, performed under local anaesthetic. We use a gentle laser to encourage the eye’s drainage channels to improve outflow, reducing the pressure inside the eye.
Occasionally, we use surgery to create a new channel to allow fluid to drain out of the eye. Glaucoma surgery is usually very effective, and you may even find that you need no further medications after surgery.
It’s important to remember that glaucoma, once diagnosed, will be with you for the rest of your life. While there are many effective treatments available, you must take your treatment as advised, and have regular check-ups.
Our glaucoma specialists have significant glaucoma experience, offering a range of effective treatments that include eye drops, medication, laser treatment and surgery.