Glaucoma is a term that describes a group of eye conditions that affect vision. The main nerve in the eye (the optic nerve) becomes damaged usually as a result of increased pressure in the eye. This can lead to misty and patchy vision which worsens if left untreated.
Most people with glaucoma are treated with eye drops which help to lower the pressure in your eye, and reduce loss of vision. There are a number of eye drops and various aids that help people to take eye drops correctly.
Lasers have been used in the treatment of glaucoma for many years. If eye drops or laser therapy has not succeeded in lowering the eye pressure, the doctor may recommend a surgical operation to control the pressure.
Most people with glaucoma will be able to drive safely for many years. But, if you have visual field loss from glaucoma in both eyes, you will need to report your condition to the DVLA who may require you to have further tests.