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Do you have information on new glaucoma treatments ?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Sure: Glaucoma shunts done with cataract surgery and otherwise are the new and very effective way to treat glaucoma. Discuss your options with your ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Constance Okeke
ophthalmology 22 years experience
Good news!: The exciting news is there are a lot of new glaucoma treatments coming down the pipeline. There are several new classes of glaucoma medications in clinical trials that hopefully will be accessible within the next 2+ years. There are also new modes of delivery to help with compliance such as injections or insertions for slow release of the medication. Also new minimally invasive surgeries coming.
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