What is the treatment for glaucoma?
The purpose of treatment is to lower the pressure in the eye to prevent further nerve damage and vision loss. Glaucoma is usually treated with medicated eyedrops. When eyedrops don't help relieve pressure, surgery or laser treatments are usually done. Medicines that can be taken orally (in pill form) can sometimes be prescribed as well, but are not commonly used.
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