What Is Glaucoma Treatment?
There are two main types of glaucoma disorders and hence two treatments.
Open Angle Glaucoma - In this situation, fluid passes slowly through the drainage angle. It develops over time, slowly clogging drainage canal. The condition, however, is painless. Medication and surgery is used to relieve excessive fluid pressure within eye.
Closed Angle Glaucoma - This is a chronic disorder where the iris bows inward. It causes pain and blurred vision. Nausea, vomiting, mild dilated pupils are some of the symptoms of this disease. Treatment aims at opening drainage angle to reduce pressure.
Angle closure glaucoma, caused due to physical contact between iris and cornea and secondary glaucoma, caused by other diseases, traumas or steroids are other variants of glaucoma disorders.