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is there a safe sinus relief medication for a person with narrow angle glaucoma ? i have had bilateral iridotomy

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Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: If the iridotomies were successful and patent (open and functioning) there should be no problem with taking these medicines.
Answered on Sep 18, 2017
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Dr. Richard Lehrer
32 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: Sometimes, despite iridotomies, the angle may remain narrow and any drugs that cause pupil dilation, either systemic or nasal spray, can increase angle closure and cause elevated pressure. I will sometimes recommend a mild nasal steroid if there is no evidence of infection. You need to consult with your eye surgeon as to the severity of your narrow angles and weigh risks/benefits of treatment.
Answered on Nov 24, 2016
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Probsbly: Depending on how open your drainage angles became after iridotomy, you may be safe to resume antihistamines, decongestants and others. I recommend that you check with your ophthalmologists to find out what he or she thinks.
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
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