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which body system are affected by glaucoma

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Doubtful---glaucoma : Doubtful---glaucoma can effect anyone particularyly as they age. Thankfully with good treatment you should not lose any vision to the disease.
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience Ophthalmology
No, : No, this is very unlikely, unless the infections were actually a form of inflammation inside your eye, known as uveitis or iritis. The drainage syste ... Read More
Dr. Emil Chynn
28 years experience LASIK Surgery
These : These things are not related. If you have recurrent eye infections, there is a 90% chance it's because you're not using your contacts properly, in whi ... Read More
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Dr. Alma Murphy
45 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
27 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Just need a correct corneal fitting, doesn't affect the drain of the eye.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: It is best to remove contact lens when administering glaucoma eye drops. Also contact lens may be more difficult to use after glaucoma trabeculectomy ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Glaucoma, when detected early, can be treated to avoid loss of vision and blindness in most patients. See a glaucoma specialist who can review many op ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Your : Your cornea transplant surgeon would be best able to answer this question. However, the type ii keratoprosthesis is also a form of cornea transplanta ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Separate problems: The glaucoma and ocular herpes are entirely different from one another. Acyclovir for herpes will not be permanent; usually 7-10 days treatment is suf ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment: will help control IOP in early glaucoma and delay optic nerve damage. You ophtamologist could decide if surgical intervention will be beneficial for t ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Glaucoma : Cosopt contains the drugs dorzolamide and timolol. Timolol is a Beta blocker class and dorzolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibor. Timolol effects t ... Read More
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, yes and yes!: Read 'joslin's diabetes manual'.

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