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A 19-year-old male asked:

how to treat glaucoma ?

3 doctor answers17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Relieve pressure: In your eye. Different kinds of glaucoma need different treatments: from eye drops to surgery. Please see an eye doctor. Good luck.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See an eye doctor: Glaucoma is a potentially blinding disease, and vision loss is irreversible. Treatments include eye drops, laser surgery and conventional surgery. The severity and duration of the disease helps your eye doctor determine the best treatment for you. Like a fitted suit, the treatment for glaucoma is tailored to each individual.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Depends on type: May require eye drops to lower pressure may require laser or cataract removal to open a narrow angle may require glaucoma surgery if the pressure is still too high despite topical medications and/or different laser encourage exercise, remove any secondary causes/side effects follow with a specialist.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
There are definitely many types of glaucoma, but lucklily there are also specialists to help guide you.
Feb 5, 2012

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is there a natural remedy to treat glaucoma?

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Dr. William Becker
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: Not really. Weight loss might help. Healthy diet, no smoking, etc may help. No real treatment or cure.
A 52-year-old member asked:

Hi, how will I treat glaucoma.?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Drops/Lasers/Surgery: Depending on the type and severity of glaucoma that you have, the options for treatment include different eye drops, laser treatments and surgical options. The goal of all treatment modalities is to lower the eye pressure. Speak with your eye doctor to determine which treatment option is best for you.
A 52-year-old member asked:

Can you recommend some drops go me to use to treat glaucoma?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Ophthalmologist: Your glaucoma should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist who can then prescribe the correct drops for your problem. There are no over-the-counter glaucoma drops.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
There are three treatments. Drops. Laser. and Surgery. All are effective. Your physician can determine the best option for you.
Mar 31, 2012
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can I do to help treat glaucoma?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Use drops: The risk of vision loss from glaucoma is actually very low in patients who see their eye doctor and take medications as directed. Besides this, only regular exercise has been shown to have a positive influence on eye pressure and blood flow to the eye.
Lincoln, NE
A 59-year-old female asked:

Is canaloplasty an accepted procedure to treat glaucoma?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yes: This procedure operates under the principle that fluid inside the eye is partially obstructed and opening the inside of schlemm's canal will lead to improved outflow. In practice this generally is the result. It is technically a little tricky and so would require a glaucoma surgeon as opposed to a general ophthalmologist. It is a useful option in the treatment of this disease.

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