What is important to know about glaucoma?
You need dynamic medical observation by an ophthalmologist; otherwise when neglected the disorder rapidly develops and results in total blindness.
In case of glaucoma, any treatment, including medication therapy, is aimed at reducing intraocular pressure. However, it must be kept in mind that normal intraocular pressure is strictly individual and may vary during the life time of a patient.
Medication does not restore fluid balance in an eye, but merely maintains it artificially.
Surgery for glaucoma normalizes the balance of intraocular fluid, resolves the problem drastically, and makes it possible to abandon medications for a long period or to facilitate drops application.
Glaucoma control is an active process involving both the doctor and its patient. The task for the specialist is to assist the patient in mastering methods of self control, applying the medications correctly, and learning the rules of dispensary observation. It is for the patient to apply all these in practice correctly.
It is not possible to restore lost visual functions with help of medications, potions, and drops. It is only possible to stop the development of glaucoma. If the manufacturers of medications promise to restore your eyesight lost due to glaucoma – be careful! They are cheaters.
Specialists remind time and again that people with vision disorders require systematic use of vitamins. However, those must be complex vitamins, clinically tested, produced by well known pharmaceutical companies registered on the territory of the CIS, and recommended by qualified ophthalmologists with a wealth of practical experience.
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