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Eye Drops

Eye drops, used in the treatment of glaucoma work by reducing the eye pressure within the eyes.  There are several classes of drops, which work in different ways:

 Prostaglandins,

reduces pressure by increasing the drainage outflow from the eye.

Beta-blocker

 drops reduce the formation of fluid within the eye 

or

a combination drop that will have a mixture  of different anti-glaucoma medicines in one bottle 

Eye drops are the most common form of treatment for glaucoma.

Glaucoma often has no symptoms, so people may be tempted to stop taking, or may forget to take their eye drops.

 It is important that you follow your treatment plan and appointments, as recommended by your doctor. Glaucoma is a life-long, often progressive condition, and appropriate treatment can prevent vision loss.