Common Treatments for Glaucoma

photo361-300x192Although glaucoma cannot be prevented from developing, there are many treatment options that can slow the progress of the disease and prevent significant visual dysfunction. Treatment options we use at Eye Doctors of Washington are initially conservative, and include topical medication and laser treatment. In fact, although topical medications (in the form of prescription eye drops) are the traditional treatment method, in some cases we are now performing laser procedures as first line of treatment.

In light of recent developments in technology, studies have shown that laser treatments are equally effective when compared to topical medications. In addition to the outstanding results of laser treatment, you do not need to take a drop every day, making the treatment more convenient. In cases where glaucoma advances and cannot be controlled with these more conservative treatments, surgery can be performed to lower intraocular pressure.

However, as I stated in my last blog post, there typically are no symptoms of early-stage glaucoma. Even though your eyes might feel fine, it is a good idea to get your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist and establish a baseline of ocular health. Just as you visit your primary care doctor once a year, frequent checkups with an eye doctor are the best way to be vigilant about your eye health.

Dr. Kenneth Schor

Contact Eye Doctors of Washington

For more information on the glaucoma treatments available at Eye Doctors of Washington, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.

schedule an Appointment
pay my bill
provider Portal
(301) 215-7100

Our locations

Plaza North
4600 North Park Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Chevy Chase Metro Building at Wisconsin and Western Avenues
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 230
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
8230 Boone Blvd, Suite 125
Vienna, VA 22182
5420 Olney Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832
1016 16th Street NW
Lower Level 100
Washington, DC 20036
1145 19th St NW
Suite 335
Washington, DC 20036

Online Scheduling Maintenance

Our online scheduling portal is undergoing maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please call our office at 301.215.7100 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you as a patient!