Learning about treatment options for high eye pressure

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Treatment Options

Your doctor will prescribe a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Your doctor has a wide range of options to help lower the high pressure in your eyes. Over time, as your doctor assesses how your body is reacting to the treatment, your doctor may recommend to change or add eyedrops, or consider outpatient surgery.1

Ask your doctor if you have any questions about treatment options.

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Treatment most often starts with prescription eyedrops — one or two kinds, or a combination drop.2 Over time, your doctor may need to make changes to your medications to keep your eye pressure low enough to try or to reduce any side effects3 you may have experienced.


Glaucoma Surgery

If eyedrops don’t lower your eye pressure to your doctor’s satisfaction, you may need surgery.4 There are several types of procedures that may be appropriate for you.

Filtration Surgery

A commonly performed type of conventional surgery is called filtration surgery, or trabeculectomy. A small tool5 makes a passage in the white part of the eye (sclera) to give eye fluid a new place to drain.6 An alternative uses filtration devices, such as small tubes (called shunts), to divert fluid7 from inside the eye without cutting out pieces of your iris and sclera.8

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OPENINGS® Patient Support Program

It’s filled with practical ways to help manage your glaucoma.
• Educational Materials
• Reminder Tools
• Practical Tips

 
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