Glaucoma Overview (cont.)
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Self-Care at Home for Glaucoma
Your doctor may prescribe medication to lower your IOP. The only way to make sure that these medications work is to take them as prescribed.
Medical Treatment for Glaucoma
Treatment is designed to lower the IOP by reducing production or increasing outflow of aqueous humor. Depending on the type of glaucoma, medications or surgery are used. IOP usually can be lowered using different medications in the form of eyedrops (see How to Instill Your Eyedrops) and oral or IV medications.
Beta-adrenergic blocking agents, alpha-adrenergic agonists, and prostaglandin analogues are some of the most commonly used medications.
Last Reviewed 11/17/2017
Robert J Noecker, MD
Richard W Allinson, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Robert H Graham, MD
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