As the U.S. population ages we are seeing more and more cases of Glaucoma, damage to the optic nerve usually associated with high pressure inside the eye. In America the treatment strategy usually involves eyedrops and lasers with surgeries reserved for the most advanced cases. This is not the case in the United Kingdom where surgery is most frequently used if a single eyedrop is not effective enough to control the eye pressure. The surgery most often used in both the U.S. and the U.K. is a trabeculectomy, but newer surgeries now available will probably be used instead of the trabeculectomy. Glaucoma is very likely to become a surgical rather than a medical disease.
Research into new medicines and surgeries for Glaucoma continues. At SkyVision Centers we pledge to remain on the front line in fighting this disease.