In some cases of glaucoma, an ophthalmologist may suggest laser surgery. There are different forms of laser treatments available to suit the type of glaucoma:
Laser iridotomy: In this type of laser treatment, a hole is made in the iris (the coloured part of the eye) to drain fluid that was built up due to blockage.
Argon laser trabeculoplasty: This is only performed on eyes with open-angle glaucoma. It can improve drainage, which can reduce eye pressure and other glaucoma symptoms.
After this procedure, you may be able to use eye drops less often, depending on the advice from your ophthalmologist.
Another way to treat glaucoma is undergoing surgery, also known as trabeculectomy. This opens up the drainage tract and allows fluid to flow out of your eye more easily.