Glaucoma management: COP9 is committed

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to permanent vision loss and even blindness if not treated in time.

Therefore, Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger and her COP9 team are committed to supporting you from screening to treatment, while positioning themselves to defend access to care for glaucoma sufferers.

Glaucoma management:

understanding glaucoma

Glaucoma remains one of the main causes of blindness in France, affecting thousands of people each year.


Glaucoma is a silent illness, often asymptomatic in its early stages, making regular screening crucial, especially in high-risk individuals, such as the elderly, diabetics and those with a family history of the disease.


The progression of the disease is characterized by damage to the optic nerve (located at the back of the eyeball), often associated with an increase in intraocular pressure.There are several types of glaucoma:



However, with early detection and adequate management, it is possible to slow its progression and preserve vision.

Glaucoma management: how to diagnose glaucoma?

Regular screening exams with an ophthalmologist, like Dr. Stephanie Zwillinger, are essential to identifying early signs of glaucoma, such as visual field loss and abnormal optic disc.

They can also detect the disease before it causes irreversible damage.

Technologies such as OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) imaging allow precise assessment of the structure of the optic nerve, facilitating early diagnosis and regular monitoring of disease progression.

Once the ophthalmologist diagnoses the type of glaucoma, the treatment in France will be managed by a multidisciplinary medical team. The COP9 team supports you in your medical journey.

Glaucoma management:

how to treat glaucoma?

Management of glaucoma depends on the type and stage of the disease, as well as individual tolerance:


  • hypotensive medications aim to lower intraocular pressure in order to prevent progression of the disease;

  • eye drops and antihypertensive medications are often prescribed to reduce the production of aqueous humor or increase its outflow;

  • surgical interventions such as trabeculectomy or stent placement may also be proposed, when there is resistance to medical treatment or in the event of progression of the disease.


Glaucoma surgery aims to create a new outflow of aqueous humor to reduce intraocular pressure.


There are different surgical techniques, such as filtering surgery, laser or drainage.

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It is essential to regularly monitor eye pressure, visual acuity and visual field to assess the effectiveness of treatment and adjust if necessary.


Side effects of medications and complications of surgery should also be closely monitored.

Glaucoma management: how to treat yourself properly?

Doctor Stéphanie Zwillinger draws your attention to the importance of total care for glaucoma sufferers.

At present, in France, glaucoma is not recognized as an exempt long-term condition, and many treatments are defunded, making access to care not easy for everyone.

On our social networks, we position ourselves for access to care for all, do not hesitate to consult our videos dedicated to the management of glaucoma.

In conclusion

The management of glaucoma in France is based on awareness, early detection, precise diagnosis and advanced treatment options.


With regular monitoring and close collaboration between healthcare professionals and patients, it is possible to slow the progression of the disease and preserve vision in the long term.


Need advice or more information on glaucoma management in France?


Do not hesitate to contact Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger on Doctolib for an in-depth and personalized assessment.


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