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mucinex and narrow angle glaucoma

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Fluid obstruction: Narrow angle glaucoma is the condition in which the lens and iris are too far forward in the eye, and when pupillary dilation occurs some of these wil ... Read More
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
A type of glaucoma: Typically, a shorter eye or anteriorly rotated ciliary body with a lens that is taking up room in the anterior chamber causing a narrow spacing from t ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Liva
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Narrow angle highiop: Narrow angle glaucoma is a condition where the eye pressure is elevated due to mechanical blockage of the trabecular meshwork by the peripheral iris.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Jarstad
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Serious eye problem: Angle closure is when the outflow of aqueous humor is completely blocked and the eye pressure builds up to dangerous levels potentially causing blindn ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Narrow angles: Narrow angle glaucoma is more common in persons of asian or inuit descent, females, those with family history of narrow angles or narrow angle glaucom ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: You should not take Zyrtec (cetirizine) if you have narrow angle glaucoma.
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably: I noticed that you have had bilateral laser iridotomies, a treatment for narrow angle glaucoma. If your treating eye physician has indicated to you th ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Zyrtec (cetirizine) will not affect this condition. If you have had this diagnosis, hopefully you have seen an ophthalmologist who can apply a curati ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Pain, blur: Intermittent or early angle closure may have no symptoms, or may manifest with pain, aching over the brow, blurred vision, seeing haloes around lights ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Valium: As muscle relaxant, it widens opening behind eye which increases pressure inside the eye which is a term for glaucoma.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa answered
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Valium can be used: I am not aware of any connection between glaucoma and the use of valium.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Jarstad
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Could cause pressure: Valium is a muscle relaxant which selectively affects skeletal muscle fibers more than smooth muscle fibers found in the iris and pupil. The thinking ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bello
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Anxiety & glaucoma: Anxiety is a serious disorder. Treatment should be carefully monitored by a physician. A "quick fix" is not wise. Probably the safer group of anxiety ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Chan
12 years experience Lasik Surgery
It depends: Valium belongs in a class of medications that, in theory, could precipitate an angle closure attack (as a weak anticholinergic). In practice, this is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye anatomy problem: The cornea of the eye comes down like a dome over the iris. Where the two meet is called the angle, and this is where fluid drains from the eye intern ... Read More
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