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A 34-year-old male asked:

i have regular glaucoma but i don't know what kind of medication i can take someone please help me?

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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Meds: This is a decision that you must make in consultation with your ophthalmologist. If you have recent onset glaucoma or established glaucoma you can be treated with I number of medications and or selective laser trabeculoplasty. The bottom line is you must do this in concert with your physician
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See eye doctor: Since uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to blindness or significant vision loss , I urge you to see an eye doctor ASAP. The blindness can come on at any time. In the meanwhile, avoid all 1st generation antihistamine (Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc), any drug with anti-cholinergic activities, and oral or injected steroid just to name a few until your eye doctor tells you otherwise.

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Is glaucoma curable?

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Define glaucoma?

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How is glaucoma detected?

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Is glaucoma inherited?

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Yes: Yes there is a genetic component (small percentage of the total), but the disease is still, for the most part, multifactorial. Thus genetic testing is not common since not all the genes for glaucoma have been identified yet. Glaucoma genetic studies are ongoing, including mapping out the phenotype.
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What causes glaucoma?

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Mostly unknown: A few cases of glaucoma occur due to trauma, inherited problems and anatomical underpinnings. The majority - 'open angle glaucoma'- is largely age related with no known cause.

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