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Are there any medications for glaucoma that you should take before flying?

Are there any medications for glaucoma that you should take before 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 more

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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


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Are there any eye drops to treat cataracts?

Are there any eye drops to treat cataracts?

No: There has been a lot of research in this area but no drop has been proven effective. ...Read more

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Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism results from asymmetric curvature of the cornea. Influenced by variety of factors, including size and shape of the eyeball, position of eyelids, bone structure around eye, age, stiffness of cornea, use of contact lenses, even excessive eye rubbing or pressure on the eyeball at night from sleeping face down. Usually vision correctable w glasses, contacts or lasik. ...Read more

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There any herbal medication for hypertension?

There any  herbal medication for hypertension?

Many herbs can help: Many herbs that have been proven to lower blood pressure, including hawthorne berries, garlic, polygonum cuspidatum (japanese knotweed, which has resveratrol), coleus forskohlii, chocolate, reishi & maitake mushrooms. However, each may only lower it a few points but can have combined benefits. Other useful measures include diets rich in fruits & vegetables, coq10, magnesium, exercise & meditation. ...Read more

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Are eye pressure medications effective

Are eye pressure medications effective

Generally so: All anti-glaucoma medications have been thorougly tested and will lower the eye pressure in most cases. Sometimes more than one is needed at a time and in a few cases the pressure does not respond well and so laser and operative surgery is done. ...Read more

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What antianxiety drugs can be used with narrow angle lenses suspect glaucoma?

What antianxiety drugs can be used with narrow angle lenses suspect glaucoma?

Unlikely: It is unlikely. A better way to approach this risk is to remove it completely with a minor laser procedure. Ask your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are some prescription medications for glaucoma?

What are some prescription medications for glaucoma?

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 (timolol) xe), Alphagan agonist( Alphagan, Brimonidine, Iopidine), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (Trusopt, Azopt, dorzolamide) , and Pilocarpine. There also combination medications: Combigan, simbrinza, and Cosopt. ...Read more

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Are there any risks from taking anti-depressants?

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Are there any risks from taking anti-depressants?

AD's.: Side-effects, withdrawal if stopped abruptly, taking too much, & inconsistent compliance. Also, if prescribed for bipolar mood disorders they may trigger mania. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medications for vertigo?

Depends on cause: No good medication is available that treats vertigo. For those with migraine vertigo, specific migraine medications may help. For those with inner ear vertigo, antihistamines and decongestants may help. For those with disorders of blood pressure, specific treatment would be appropriate. Brain disorders need special care. Some have found that herbs or diet management helps. ...Read more

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Are any sleeping medications that can mix with BP meds?

Are  any sleeping medications that can mix with BP meds?

Yes : Yes but consult with your physician to avoid dependence & side effects. ...Read more

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Are there any substitute herbal medication for hypertension?

Are there any substitute herbal medication for hypertension?

Not really: Most herbals are mild versions of the perscription treatment. Herbals are not regulated .Contrary to common beliefs herbals do have side effects and can interact with other meds.Make sure you tell your doctor if your on an herbal. I know it sounds better to most of us to be on an herbal rather than a perscription but would you eat mold for your strep throat or use penicillin? ...Read more

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Are there any drugs or dietary habits that causes eye floaters?

Are there any drugs or dietary habits that causes eye floaters?

Floaters: Neither are effective. Floaters are due to a degenerative change that takes place in the vitreous fluid with aging. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms to elevated eye pressure?

Are there any symptoms to elevated eye pressure?

usually not: Elevated intra-ocular pressure usually causes no symptoms on its own. The results oif long-standing elevation of intra-ocular pressure can be peripheral visual loss. Extreme elevation of intra-ocular pressure as in acute angle closure glaucoma often causes eye pain, nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. ...Read more

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Are there any types of prescription drugs that should not be taken while flying?

Are there any types of prescription drugs that should not be taken while flying?

Depends: Are you doing the flying? If so, any sort of sedating medication is absolutely contraindicated. ...Read more

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Any new treatment for open angle glaucoma?

Yes: The latest surgical treatment approved for open angle glaucoma and cataract is called istent. In this procedure, the surgeon inserts a tiny stent inside the eye to bypass a portion of the eye's natural drainage system. New drugs for glaucoma are close to approval, but not available yet. ...Read more