Glaucoma is a medical condition of eye that refers to increased ocular pressure due to incompetent drainage of the fluids. Increased pressure can lead to compression of optic nerve behind the retina and result in permanent, partial or complete loss of eyesight. Fortunately, optometrists have discovered some advanced treatments for reinstating the normal intraocular pressure and the effective treatment methods can solve the eye problems associated with Glaucoma.
Glaucoma usually develops in the late age (over 60 years); but nowadays lot of younger patients are suffering from the problem as well. As the drainage system becomes incapable of handling the fluid properly, it becomes difficult to resolve the problem at once. There are few standard treatment protocols:
Nowadays, Glaucoma isn't considered as a major cause of acquired blindness anymore. The number of treatment methods and medicines has proved effective for treating ocular-hypertensive disease like Glaucoma. If you are prone to develop (or already developed) Glaucoma, consult an expert optometrist as soon as possible.