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Glaucoma - How are eye drops used to treat glaucoma?

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Most treatments for glaucoma are designed to lower and/or control intraocular pressure(IOP), which can damage the optic nerve that transmits visual information to the brain.

Glaucoma eye drops often are the first choice over glaucoma surgery and can be very effective at controlling IOP to prevent eye damage.  The medication in these drops is absorbed through the conjunctival blood vessels and works on different receptors in the eye to control pressure.  If you are a good candidate for glaucoma eye drops, you may be prescribed more than one type to achieve the best IOP control. In fact, many types of glaucoma eye drops can enhance the effects of other types.


  

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