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What are some effective treatments for glaucoma?

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Many types of medications (in eyedrops or pills) can treat glaucoma. Typically, the doctor will start you on an eyedrop formula. The medications work two ways: Some cut how much fluid is produced in the eye; others help the fluid flow out better. Many people can preserve their vision if they take their medications as scheduled and visit their doctor regularly. Medications for glaucoma -- even eyedrops -- can affect the entire body, so you should tell all of your doctors that you’re taking them.

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on October 15, 2020

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on October 15, 2020

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