Glaucoma is broad entity with many intricacies inside its diagnosis and suitable lines of treatment. Dr Khalil, after full evaluation of your case wil decide what is best for your particular glaucoma situation. often, just the use of one eye drop once a day might be all what is needed for your treatment!
In recent years, the tools available for treating glaucoma, has undergone a phenomenal expansion, thanks to the development of new medicines, and new surgical techniques and devices. All has contributed immensely to the fight against this impeccable disease.
Depending on the type of glaucoma, its necessary treatment can be eitherr mideical with the use of various forms of eye drops or different kinds of surgery
In many cases, glaucoma can be controlled using eye drops that reduce the pressure inside the eye. Dr Khalil will recommend the most suitable regimen for you based on your condition, which can range from only one kind of eye drops once a day to several kinds of eye drops taken simultaneously. Glaucoma management with eye drops requires your commitment, because they must be taken regularly and continuously to be effective.
Certain types and stages of glaucoma respond very well to simple laser treatment, and it can be all what is needed for some cases.
If the use of eye drops is not good enough to lower the eye pressure as required, and also in particular types oof glaucoma even with no trial of eye drops , glaucoma surgery is used 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 glaucoma medications after surgery.
It’s important to remember that glaucoma, once diagnosed, will, in a sense, be there for the rest of one's life. While there are many effective treatments available, you must take your treatment as advised, and have regular check-ups to make sure that you eye pressure is maintained within safe levels for the health of your eyesight. Glaucoma surgery, if thought useful will reduce to a large extent the need for closer follow up visits.