Glaucoma Treatment: How High Should Eye Pressure be?

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.

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Instead, the recommendation of the European Glaucoma Society applies. According to her, the height of the target pressure should follow

  • the extent of the already existing optic nerve damage;
  • the age;
  • the speed at which glaucoma progresses;
  • the level of untreated intraocular pressure

A usual order of magnitude for the targeted reduction volume is 20-30%. This is especially true for the early stages. If the damage is more pronounced, an even more drastic 30-50% pressure reduction may be required.

Author: Dr. Hubertus Glaser