Is there a cure for glaucoma?

There is no cure for glaucoma–yet–but vision damage can be reduced or avoided through treatment that lowers the pressure in the eye. In some cases, this involves daily eye drops, but patients may also be candidates for laser treatment or even traditional surgery that improves the eye’s drainage system.

This content originally appeared online at Baptist Health South Florida.

Glaucoma has no cure. Once diagnosed with glaucoma, you will be prescribed to lifelong medication or treatment to slow the loss of eyesight. Even early detection of the disease is not quite enough, but it will help prevent against developing a more serious condition.

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