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Great question. I hear it all the time in my practice. I'm glad to give you the answers you need.We treat ocular hypertension to prevent glaucoma. Yes, you will need your drops indefinitely Think of it as a precaution, similar to cleaning our teeth twice a day. We get use to the routine and do it to prevent gum disease and cavities. Your ophthalmologist is doing the correct thing, to protect your eye. The treatment does not "cure" ocular hypertension, but it lowers the risk of developing glaucoma.
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I had a cataract removed from this eye over a year ago, and this was the result of that. My eyesight is poor now and I have difficulty reading or doing close work, which I didn't have before. As the NHS are not good at giving explanations I didn't know if this was normal after a cataract operation.