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Lincoln, NE
A 59-year-old female asked:

Eye pressure in early stage glaucoma dropped from 28 to 16 with 1 drop travatan. will 1 drop control pressure for many years without adding other meds?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Probably: Travatan works well and can control pressures for many years (possibly even decades). If you have early stage glaucoma, and dropped that much in pressure, you will most likely do well long term.
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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Most likely yes: Many patients are controlled for years with a single medication. It is essential, however, to have epriodic monitoring to make sure your target pressure is preventing damage and that the medication is not losing its efficacy.
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Last updated Jun 8, 2013

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