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Does beer affect glaucoma

A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Alcohol is known to lower eye pressure, but in population studies drinking was not related to or a risk factor for glaucoma. Heavy fluid intake quick... Read More
Dr. William Becker
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
It can: Alcohol will lower your eye pressure, but the effect does not last as long as the drops we prescribe.
Dr. David Speck
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
It depends: Alcohol in any form lowers the eye pressure for about 6 hours, but then raises it for about 18 hours. If you are going to be tested for glaucoma, you... Read More

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Probably Not: There is no conclusive evidence that alcohol consumption increases the risk of or control of glaucoma. In fact, it may be suggested that moderate alc... Read More
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Alcohol can reduce eye pressure, but when studied, alcohol consumption did not affect the risk of glaucoma.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Beer: You have low tolerance, more so if you are already on medications.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: As long as you only take 2 or 3 drinks and don't get drunk during these once a week drinking sessions it will not cause you any harm unless you have p... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Alco can have this effect it could be other things. Consult the doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment
A member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Fast 10-12 hours: You can have beer the day before but not within 10 hours of the test. However, it is ok to have water during the fasting period- in fact it's good to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Narrow angles: Medication restriction that specify that they not be taken with the diagnosis of glaucoma refer to people with narrow angle glaucoma. The medication ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 12 years experience
Nerve fibers: The optic nerve is a cable with a million fibers. This is a measurable thickness. In glaucoma, there is a loss of fibers and thus, lower measurements ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Stop drinking: Your body may not be metabolizing or eliminating alchol well leading to you getting intoxicated with minimal drinks.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
You can't!: Only an eye pressure test and dilated exam to look at the optic nerve can rule out the disease.
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