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Glaucoma Treatments

How is Glaucoma Treated?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for glaucoma. The good news is that glaucoma can be treated effectively when caught early. Years of research have led to the discovery of numerous medications that have helped millions of people like you around the world successfully manage their glaucoma.

The primary effect of most glaucoma medications is lowering Intra-Ocular Pressure (IOP). This has been proven over the years to be an effective way to prevent or slow down the progression of the disease.

There are several different types of medications. A few of them are described on the medications page. Your eye doctor will try to find the right medication(s) that will get your IOP to a desirable range and control it over time. He or she will also take into consideration your health and the potential for side effects.

If treatment with one or more medications is unsuccessful, then your eye doctor may recommend surgery.

You can help change the future for generations to come by supporting cutting edge research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of glaucoma through your contribution to the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada.

Your donation will fund researchers working to find more effective treatments for glaucoma. Please give whatever you can afford; no amount is too small.