Understanding Glaucoma Medications Topic Guide
Glaucoma Medications: Glaucoma is a disease characterized by increased intraocular pressure (IOP). (Intraocular means within the eye.) Increased intraocular pressure results from either increased production or decreased drainage of aqueous humor. Several medications are available for the treatment of glaucoma.
Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma The definition of glaucoma has changed drastically since its introduction around the time of Hippocrates in approximately 400 BC. The word glaucoma came from ancient Greek, meaning clouded or blue-green ...
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