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How is open-angle glaucoma treated?

Laura C. Fine, MD
Ophthalmology
For open-angle glaucoma, treatment usually begins with topical medications -- eye drops or rarely ointments -- administered once to several times a day. Depending on the severity of the condition, multiple drops and sometimes pills may be required. Most ophthalmologists begin with the lowest effective dose to minimize cost and potential side effects.

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