How medicines fit in
There is no cure for glaucoma, but treatment can usually prevent it from getting worse and keep your vision intact enough for day-to-day life.
The treatment for glaucoma has improved greatly over recent years and new. It's estimated that thanks to these effective glaucoma treatments, most people diagnosed early with glaucoma in the UK will retain useful sight for life.
All treatment for glaucoma is designed to reduce pressure inside the eye so that it's no longer pressing on - and damaging - the optic nerve behind the eye.
Treatment options include eye drops, tablets, laser therapy and surgery.