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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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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


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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 (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. ...Read more

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Is there a drug for anxiety that I can take with narrow angle glaucoma?

Anxiety & glaucoma: Anxiety is a serious disorder. Treatment should be carefully monitored by a physician. A "quick fix" is not wise. Probably the safer group of anxiety drugs would be the beta blockers, but they are best indicated for phobias, fears and frights. They make work for a while but tend to be less effective with time. The moral is simple, your doctor can help better with a more comprehensive approach, . ...Read more

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Will latisse have interactions with other medications i take? I'm on an oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor for glaucoma. Will using latisse have any adverse affect or interaction? Are there other medications or ointments that might be a problem if used tog

Should : Should not have any adverse affect but may result in an even lower eye pressure. You may see if you eye doctor can switch you form the carbonic anydrase inhibitor to Lumigan eye drops which will help the glaucoma and your lashes at the same time (lumigan and Latisse (bimatoprost) are the same medicine). ...Read more

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Is there a non-surgical option for glaucoma treatment? I have been gradually losing my peripheral vision and just found out I have glaucoma. Is there an option for glaucoma treatment other than surgery? I would rather take medication than have surgery on

YES: There are many different classes of eye medications that are typically used to treat glaucoma without surgery. Most physicians reserve glaucoma filtering surgery to cases were medication fails to lower the intraocular pressure adequately to prevent ongoing optic nerve damage. Alternatively, laser treatment can be used to lower iop much more safely than trabeculectomy surgery if appropriate. ...Read more

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What sleeping medication is safe to take if you have glucoma?

What sleeping medication is safe to take  if you  have  glucoma?

Few exceptions: Most commonly, glaucoma is an open angle form and there are no contraindications to sleep aides. Exceptionally are narrow angle glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, and rarely forms of anterior segment dysgenesis. ...Read more

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