Vision loss cannot be cured; but can be controlled
Any loss of visual field secondary to Glaucoma is permanent and irreversible. Reducing eye pressure by eye drops can halt the progression of vision loss. Surgery is required in refractory cases.
Glaucoma can progress despite treatment
As there are no symptoms of glaucoma, visual loss may progress if the reduction of eye pressure by treatment is insufficient. Hence all glaucoma patients need to be regularly monitored to rule out any progression.