Depending on the type of glaucoma present, various treatment options may be considered. Typically non-surgical options, such as prescription eye drops or oral medications are administered first. In most cases, glaucoma can be adequately controlled with one or more of these drugs. But some people may require surgery to further reduce their intraocular pressure. The goal of these procedures is to improve the outflow or drainage of fluid from within the eye. Occasionally, surgery can eliminate the need for glaucoma eye drops. However, some patients may still require eye drops even after having glaucoma surgery.