Glaucoma Medication Therapy in Napa, CA

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What is Glaucoma Medication Therapy?

Glaucoma is a complex disease that is generally due to excessive pressure inside the eye, sometimes leading to irreversible vision loss. However, there are medical therapies available to decrease the likelihood of further vision loss. At Eye Specialists of Napa Valley, our team of board-certified ophthalmologists can prescribe medications to lower your eye pressure. If you suffer from glaucoma and you would like to explore the various options to prevent vision loss, contact our Napa, CA ophthalmology practice today.

What Can I Expect from Glaucoma Medication Therapy?

 

We will begin with a comprehensive eye exam. Your doctor will then determine the severity of the condition. We can then suggest treatment options that will help decrease your eye pressure.

Treatment options can include: 

  • Beta-blockers: These reduce fluid produced by the eye.  
  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors: This medication is also used to reduce aqueous humor production. There are eye drops and oral formulations.  
  • Prostaglandin analogs: These eye drops relax the drainage channels, allowing for fluid to drain better.  
  • Adrenergic agonists: These reduce fluid production at the same time as increasing drainage. 
  • Rho Kinase inhibitors: These increase fluid drainage
  • Combinations: Many drops now come in combinations that reduce the overall eye drop load.

As is the case with all medications, side effects may arise. Our team will only prescribe a medication if the benefits outweigh the risks. If you experience any problems, feel free to contact us. We will continue to monitor your condition at regular follow-up appointments.

Medication Therapy for Glaucoma

If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, our team at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley will be able to help. After a comprehensive exam, we will suggest medication therapies to help relieve symptoms and reduce the risk of vision loss. For more information about the medication therapies offered, schedule your appointment today.

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