With early diagnosis and proper medical treatment by your Melrose eye doctor at Eye Express, glaucoma can be controlled. Though there is no cure at the present time, glaucoma can be treated with medication to protect you from permanent optic nerve damage. Once detected by Dr. Alan Vilinsky during your routine eye examination at Eye Express in Melrose, glaucoma will require long-term and ongoing care. Dr. Vilinsky will customize a treatment plan that will carefully control your eye pressure.
Glaucoma is typically treated with the use of medications that help the fluid drain better or decrease the amount of fluid made by the eye. Glaucoma medications have been proven to safely control eye pressure for many years. However, there are additional treatments, including eye surgery. In cases of chronic glaucoma, surgery is considered when the maximum amount of medicines is not controlling your eye pressure.
If you’d like to learn more about glaucoma and the various treatment options offered at Eye Express, please schedule an appointment with our eye doctor today!