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Fremont, CA
A 37-year-old male asked:

Please share an interesting fact about dealing with glaucoma.

21 doctor answers29 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Ignore: Glaucoma does not have to weigh you down. Most people do very well when sticking to their treatment.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ignore: Increased eye pressure is not a result with having increased blood pressure.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ignore: Glaucoma eyedrops are easy to use daily.
Dr. Maziar Lalezary
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
In certain situations, it can be difficult to use drops. Other treatment options including laser or surgical interventions may be warranted.
Feb 29, 2016
Dr. Shamil Patel
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Glaucoma drops that are used daily are the least frequent option, but the side effects can still be bothersome.
Mar 16, 2016
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Glaucoma drops can be costly with side effect and allergenic. It's not easy to use with older patients who have cognitive issues, arthritis of the hand, Parkinson disease or tremor. Some bottles are very hard to squeeze esp for older patients who tend to have the disease.
May 7, 2016
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Certain: Certain glaucoma eye drop medications can affect blood pressure and depression.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
The: The greatest danger for the optic nerve in low/normotensive glaucoma is at night.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Glaucoma: Glaucoma causes peripheral (not central) vision loss in most individuals with good follow-up.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Ignore: You are lucky to have discovered your glaucoma. Continue your eyedrops and you will do well.
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ignore: It is important to check eye pressure, visual fields and retina picture/ exam with ophthalmologist.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Ignore: Glaucoma can affect anybody, not just those who wear glasses. That is a common myth.
Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Ignore: Even if you forget to take an eye drop on time, it's better late than never! Don't rub eyes ever!
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ignore: It is important to use your meds as prescribed and follow up regularly with ophthalmologist.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ignore: Following up with eye doctor as scheduled and use of medication as prescribed will help prevent loss.
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Ignore: Treatment of Glaucoma can prevent irreversible Optic nerve damage.
Dr. Constance Okeke
ophthalmology 22 years experience
Ignore: Glaucoma: an eye disease that does not go away. It can worsen without you noticing. Keep follow-ups!
Dr. Constance Okeke
ophthalmology 22 years experience
If: If you have glaucoma,let your family know. They're at higher risk. Do what's right.Save their sight!
Dr. David G. O'Day
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Ignore: Glaucoma can be managed if you are motivated, dedicated and trusting of your Eye MD .
Dr. David Sanford
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Ignore: Hate putting drops in? Here's a trick: look up, pull lower lid away, place drop in the gap formed.
Dr. Deborah Distefano
Ophthalmology 46 years experience
Ignore: Glaucoma is usually a painless condition that can progress . It is important to be checked yearly.
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Ignore: Glaucoma is preventable disease if the Patient stay compliance with eye exam And treatment.
Dr. Karen Nipper
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Ignore: Glaucoma can often be controlled with eye drops, eye drops + laser- not all glaucoma needs surgery.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Ignore: Half of patients diagnosed or undiagnosed with glaucoma have eye pressure within normal limits.

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A 37-year-old male asked:

Please share a tip in the form of a haiku on dealing with glaucoma.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Ignore: It is hard to be motivated to take your drops, but you are saving your sight in years to come.

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