Medications for glaucoma
It is possible to bring down the intraocular pressure with medication such as eye drops. There are many different classes of medications in order to treat glaucoma with many different medications in every class. All these medications can have systemic as well as local side effects. If side effects are involved, keeping up with medication protocol might be expensive and confusing. The patient should be ready to tolerate these factors or interact with the treating physician to improve the medication regimen. Lack of sufficient compliance with the treatment regimen as well as follow up visits are an important cause for loss of vision in patients with glaucoma. A recent study of glaucoma patients indicates that 50 per cent of the patients failed to fill the prescriptions initially and 25 per cent did not refill the prescriptions for the second time.