Medical Q&As

Glaucoma - new treatments?

I have glaucoma in my right eye. Is there anything that will repair the damage available yet?

Glaucoma means that the pressure within the eyeball is high. It may occur in acute or chronic form and is quite rare before middle age. Glaucoma may occur as a consequence of any eye condition that interferes with fluid drainage within the eye. I am specifically referring to intra-ocular fluid (fluid within the eye) and not the tears, which are extra-ocular or on the surface of the eye. Most cases of glaucoma occur for no apparent reason. Unfortunately there is no treatment available that can restore the sight that has been lost. Current treatments are aimed at conserving the sight that remains.