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Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
In : In most cases glaucoma medications do not have negative effects on other parts of the body. It is difficult to give a more specific answer without kn ... Read More
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends..: There are 5-6 glaucoma medications, and all of them can cause side effects, but not commonly. Everyone is different as well. Your eye doctor can exp ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Open-angle : Open-angle glaucoma is a chronic condition for which there is no known cure. The goal of treatment in most cases is to reduce the eye's intraocular o ... Read More
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Most patients who have glaucoma use eyedrops to control the disease. Laser can also lower the pressure but is not more effective than eyedrops. In a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. It is safe but you should use preservative free artificial tears and do not use them within 30 minutes of the other medications.
Dr. Richard Lehrer
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually: As long as you are waiting at least 5-10 minutes after your glaucoma drops. Otherwise you may be rinsing out medication. Make sure you don't use "red ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
2 weeks: It takes 2 weeks for the old medicine to be completely out of the system and for the new medication to stabelize the pressure.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lumigan: Lumigan / Latisse (bimatoprost) can be beneficial in treatment of open-angle glaucoma / ^ eye pressure. There is also an eyelash form of Lattise to he ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Optometrist: For eyeglasses, yes, not for glaucoma meds. You need an opthalmologist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If you have glaucoma, you will need your eye pressure controlled, either by eye drops, laser, or surgery. And you will need regular follow-ups, to en ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: As soon as the medicine wears off, the pressure will increase. When you miss a drop, put it in as soon as you remember, then resume the regular sche ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Cason
25 years experience Ophthalmology
I've : I've found that Xalatan (latanoprost) is one of the best tolerated of all of the glaucoma medications. Sometimes it is the preservative in the medica ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Laser: Have you had laser peripheral iridotomy and/or goniotomy to prevent closure? The medications that can exacerbate angle closure are anything that dila ... Read More

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