Glaucoma is a common eye disease that often requires daily eye drops to reduce damaging eye pressure.
Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the chronic disease, comprises 90% of all cases. Fluid builds up in the front of the eye causing increased pressure on the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting images to the brain.
This type of glaucoma is often painless but can cause severe vision loss or blindness if not treated properly.
The most common therapy for open-angle glaucoma is prostaglandin eye drops. Unfortunately, up to 80% of patients don