Jackson Eye Associates serves a wide range of eye care needs for our patients. Whether you need a comprehensive eye examination, want iLasik, Botox® or need cataract surgery, our physicians and support staff are ready to give you the individualized care you deserve.

Glaucoma Treatment

Although there is no cure for glaucoma, early diagnosis and proper medication can help control this condition. Glaucoma typically 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 help protect the optic nerve and prevent vision loss.


Glaucoma is typically treated with the use of medications that either help the fluid drain better, or decrease the amount of fluid made by the eye. In most cases, medication can safely control eye pressure for many years.


Surgery is another way to treat glaucoma. In general, any kind of surgery carries some risk, so your physician will discuss the risks and benefits with you. In cases of chronic glaucoma, surgery is usually considered when the maximum amount of medicine is not controlling your eye pressure, or when you cannot tolerate the side effects of the medicines.


There are several types of laser surgery used to treat glaucoma. The type of laser surgery will depend on the form of glaucoma you have, and its severity. Laser surgeries can be performed in our office or our surgery center.


If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, your ophthalmologist at JEA will monitor your condition on a regular basis and recommend the best treatment for you.