Glaucoma is a disease of the eye where the pressure in the eye is high enough to cause damage to the optic nerve and therefore result in loss of vision.
There are several forms of treatment for glaucoma that include eye drops, pills, laser surgery, and traditional surgery. Your physician will suggest an individualized plan to accommodate your needs and treatment parameters.
It is important to have regular ophthalmologic examinations to rule out the presence of glaucoma as there is no way for the patient themselves to diagnose it. The good news is glaucoma can be managed, if detected early. With treatment, most people with glaucoma do not lose their vision.