An approach to Glaucoma treatment without the side effects or the cost of glaucoma drops.
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases, which left undetected, can lead to a significant decrease in sight or even blindness. This is due to the improper drainage of continuously produced fluid in the eye (aqueous humor) which leads to increased pressure within the eye, resulting in optic nerve damage. The underlying cause of glaucoma is unknown, and anyone can be at risk regardless of age. Regular eye exams can lead to early detection and treatment which often prevents loss of sight. Glaucoma symptoms vary depending on the type of glaucoma a patient is experiencing and it is possible to have no symptoms at all. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, it is estimated that over 4 million Americans have Glaucoma but only half of them know it.
Glaucoma remains the leading cause of blindness in adults in spite of readily available painless treatment. High on the list of causes is a remarkably high level of inadequate medication usage. The problem is easily understood by anyone who is required to use medications on a daily basis. This problem becomes even more difficult due to the high cost of medications, especially if they are not covered by insurance or Medicare and the patient is on a relatively fixed income.