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What are glaucoma treatment options?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Many: The goal in glaucoma treatment is to get the internal eye pressure lower than the level causing risk to vision. Most cases can be assisted with pressure lowering eyedrops to which can be added laser treatment if needed. Advanced or unresponsive cases may need surgery. There are many options; your ophthalmologist can assist you with the best course of action.
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Numerous: Treatment options depend on the type and stage of glaucoma as long as personal preferences of the patient. There are manual surgeries, laser surgeries and medications to choose from. Speak to your doctor regarding which avenues are open to you.
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