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Any Medications Glaucoma Flying
Flying eye pressure: The eye is filled with water and water is essentially non-compressible. The cabins are also pressurized.... Therefore, unless you have a gas in the eye (such as after a retinal detachment repair) then air travel is not an issue for eye pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Talk to your doctor about what type of glaucoma you have. Most over the counter medications with a warning label to consult with your physician before using are specifically targeting Narrow angle forms of glaucoma (primary, secondary). If you are not affected with narrow angle glaucoma, then these medications may be taken as labeled and/or by the advice of your health care practitioner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?
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 etc), any drug with anti-cholinergic activities, and oral or injected steroid just to name a few until your eye doctor tells you otherwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally not: In most cases, once testing indicates someone has glaucoma, they are no longer considered suspect and are started on treatment. However, sometimes the tests aren't conclusive, but the optic nerve appears to have glaucoma related damage. In this case, a doctor may start you on medicine, but still call you a suspect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blindness?: If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma & your Eye MD has recommended treatment to preserve visual function, your eyesight will gradually diminish if you are not adherent to the recommendations. Up to 30-40% of patients don't properly use their eye medications & consequently their glaucoma progresses. Vision is a precious special sense & unfortunately often taken for granted. Why not protect it! ...Read more
Rx meds: There are five main classes of medications commonly used: prostaglandin analogs (lantanoprost, Xalatan, Travatan Z, Lumigan, Zioptan) Beta blockers ( Timolol, levobunolol, betoptic, timoptic xe), Alphagan agonist( Alphagan, Brimonidine, Iopidine), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (Trusopt, Azopt, dorzolamide) , and Pilocarpine. There also combination medications: Combigan, simbrinza, and Cosopt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would like to use the least amount of medication to control glaucoma. Do some doctors aim for a target pressure that is unnecessarily low?
My pulse rate is 35. I m 65 yrs. And taking medication for glaucoma. How can I increase my pulse rate?
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