If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, there’s a good chance you have been prescribed medicated eye drops to help keep the condition from progressing. This is typically the first method of treatment since it is the most conservative. Unfortunately, many patients find them to be uncomfortable or disruptive of their lifestyle, since they need to be taken anywhere from one to four times every day.
If you hate your glaucoma drops, your doctor can help you find an alternative treatment. It is important to note, however, that you should never stop using your eye drops without first consulting with your eye doctor. This is especially crucial if you have a family history of glaucoma, as you are more prone to the permanent vision loss that comes without any warning signs.
If you’re searching for another treatment to keep your glaucoma under control, one of our experienced eye doctors can help you find the best solution for your needs. At Virginia Eye Consultants, we offer more advanced treatment options, including laser therapy, microinvasive glaucoma surgery, and traditional glaucoma surgery. To learn which treatment can provide you with the best results, please contact us today to set up your appointment.