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Although glaucoma cannot be cured, it can be controlled if it is detected and treated early.

The exact cause of glaucoma is not known, but we know age, family history and raised pressure in the eyes (intraocular pressure) are risk factors. Of these, only the eye pressure is modifiable, and lowering it slows the loss of peripheral, and then central, vision in glaucoma.

Glaucoma can be treated with medication in the form of eye drops and tablets, laser treatments, surgery, or a combination of methods. The whole purpose of treatment is to prevent further loss of vision by lowering the pressure inside the eye. The pressure can be lowered by either helping the fluid to drain from the eye and/or decreasing the amount of fluid that is produced in the eye.

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