Green Star: treatment
How is the Green Star treated? What can be done against the high eye pressure in glaucoma? More in this chapter.
For the treatment of glaucoma (glaucoma), drug and surgical methods are considered. How it works depends on the type of glaucoma. The therapeutic principle consists primarily in the reduction of intraocular pressure. This should relieve the optic nerve and prevent further progression of its damage.
The Green Star (medical: glaucoma) is not curable from a medical point of view, but treatable. So there is good news and bad news. It is good that a successful therapy can prevent further progression of the eye disease and preserve the existing visual performance. What is bad is that there is a lack of therapeutic agents to reverse already existing optic nerve damage.
If your ophthalmologist has diagnosed you with glaucoma (glaucoma), the Next step is to establish the therapeutic intraocular pressure. There is no universal value for this target pressure.
In glaucoma (eye drops) eye drops are prescribed to lower the intraocular pressure and to prevent damage to the optic nerve. Unfortunately, the matter with successful pressure reduction is not over. Now it's about keeping an eye on the normal eye pressure level and stabilization. Therefore, the further, lifelong application of the eye drops is usually considered necessary and - apart from the surgical procedure - considered to be without alternative.
Laser or scalpel surgery is an option in the case of glaucoma if treatment with eye drops is unsuccessful or promising. Or if it has to be stopped due to side effects. The OP frequency is probably at most 10-20% of all cases of glaucoma.
So far, there are no scientifically adequate studies proving the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of green stars (glaucoma). However, this also applies to many important aspects of conventional medical therapy. Observations in practice suggest that acupuncture can contribute to a positive influence on glaucoma. It is understood less as a substitute for a drug therapy, because as an additional measure.
Eye drops with prostaglandin-like agents (prostaglandin analogues) are among the most effective ways to reduce the intraocular pressure medication. They achieve reduction rates of up to 33%.