Recent studies show that certain eye drops can delay or prevent the onset of glaucoma in some patients. However, there may be certain side effects that doctors may not want patients to risk.
Many people suffer from ocular hypertension. This happens when there is elevated pressure in the eyeball. Often times, people who suffer from ocular hypertension are at risk for developing glaucoma.
Certain eye drops can prevent or delay glaucoma. Some doctors are apprehensive about it because the side effects of using the eye drops may not be worth it. The eye drops can cause increased blood pressure, shortness of breath, or burning to the eye.
More people need to be aware about glaucoma. The early stages are painless. By the time you realize, it may be too late.
It is important to visit your eye doctor on a regular basis.