With early diagnosis and proper medication and treatment, glaucoma can be controlled. At the present time, there is no cure.
Once detected, glaucoma usually requires ongoing, long-term care. Keeping your eye pressure under control is very important. You must follow your treatment plan carefully to help control your eye pressure. This will protect the optic nerve and prevent sight loss.
Many people think that glaucoma has been cured when high eye pressure is lowered to safe levels with medication or surgery. In fact, the glaucoma is only being controlled, not cured. Regular check-ups are still needed even after medications or surgeries have controlled eye pressure.