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Is it possible that 1 eye drop will control eye pressure for years or more likely that a 2nd drop will need to be added in the future?

Is it possible that 1 eye drop will control eye pressure for years or more likely that a 2nd drop will need to be added in the future?

Depends: Glaucoma is a complex disease. The goal of treatment is to lower pressure to the "goal pressure." the goal pressure is established by evaluation of the amount of damage that has already occurred from glaucoma, risk factors etc.
How many eye drops it takes to reach the goal pressure varies, and there is no good way to predict how many drops are required at a given age. ...Read more

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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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All things equal what determines how long an slt treatment will control eye pressure adequately in glaucoma?

All things equal what determines how long an slt treatment will control eye pressure adequately in glaucoma?

Varies: Depends on amount of iop lowering needed, and amount achieved. It is not uncommon for a retreatment to be needed in 2-4 years. Age of patint and degree of damage also plays a role. ...Read more

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What causes RNFL thinning in glaucoma. Does controlling eye pressure stop the nerve fiber loss.

What causes RNFL thinning in glaucoma. Does controlling eye pressure stop the nerve fiber loss.

Pressure atrophy: One theory is that pressure too high for the back of the eye to withstand causes constriction of the blood flow with atrophy of the tissue (nerve fiber) supplied by that blood stream. They then atrophy and this is the basis for the thinning. Lowering the pressure below that threshold for damage prevents further blood vessel constriction and allows the remaining nerve fibers to stay healthy. ...Read more

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Glaucoma in family. My mother has had problems controlling eye pressure w/drops & laser. Is there anything that I can do to avoid same result?

Glaucoma in family. My mother has had problems controlling eye pressure w/drops & laser. Is there anything that I can do to avoid same result?

Preventive Care: Highly recommend having a through examination with an ophthalmologist including stereo disc photos, pachymetry and oct of the optic nerves with ganglion cell layer analysis as a baseline. Your exams should be guided based on results with at least annual visis to the ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Would 58 year old daughter have better ability to control eye pressure than 84-year mother because optic nerves are stronger & younger?

Would 58 year old daughter have better ability to control eye pressure than 84-year mother because optic nerves are stronger & younger?

Not necessarily: People can't control eye pressure. There are many factors. The most important is to have a proper eye exam and an intraocular pressure measurement by an eye doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can travatan cause deepening of upper eyelid sulcus giving a sunken eye look. If it can I may opt for slt instead of travatan to control eye pressure?

Can travatan cause deepening of upper eyelid sulcus giving a sunken eye look. If it can I may opt for slt instead of travatan to control eye pressure?

Yes: All of the prostaglandin analog eye drops have been implicated in orbital fat atrophy which may cause the appearance of deepening of the upper lid sulcus. Laser may be an option for you but you must discuss this with your ophthalmologist to decide on risks/benefits of all treatments. ...Read more

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I'm ocular hypertensive, iop at base 16 (controlled). Does weightlifting increase eye pressure? What about normal breathing vs valsalva maneuver?

I'm ocular hypertensive, iop at base 16 (controlled). Does weightlifting increase eye pressure? What about normal breathing vs valsalva maneuver?

Yes but. .: Weightlifting, breath holding and being upside down will cause an increase in the pressure in the eye temporarily. So also will rubbing the eyes and any other activity which puts actual pressure on the eye. These effects are temporary and your having controlled glaucoma should not be an issue. Pressure has to be elevated for a long time to cause damage. ...Read more

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Can your eye pressure change?

Can your eye pressure change?

Yes: It always fluctuates throughout the day and night normally for all people. ...Read more

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How do I relief eye pressure?

How do I relief eye pressure?

Eye pressure: Should be evaluated by an opthalmologist to make sure there is no glaucoma ...Read more

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Constant eye pressure feeling?

Constant eye pressure feeling?

Sinusitis: Constant eye pressure is commonly a symptom of sinusitis, as many of the sinuses are located in the bones surrounding the eyes. If sinus treatment doesn't relieve the pressure sensation, get evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...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 foods can cause high eye pressure?

What foods can cause high eye pressure?

Foods ; eye pressure: Plants with anticholinergic properties from the family solanaceae can cause narrow angle in some patients ; cause high eye pressure: atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade), mandragora
officinarum (mandrake), hyoscyamus niger (henbane), datura and brugmansia. ...Read more

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Is there a way to check eye pressure at home?

Is there a way to check eye pressure at home?

Yes: Http://www. Ophthalmic. Com. My/icare-one-hand-held-tonometer/q? pid=154&doit=order this device wil require pt education but is reliable based on the popular icare tonometer used by many ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an eye pressure of 64?

What does it mean to have an eye pressure of 64?

High: It means an error or if really elevated that high, then the drain of the eye is not working and steps need to be taken to bring the pressure down immediately or glaucomatous damage to the nerve will occur. ...Read more

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How to get relief for grandma's eye pressure & pain?

How to get relief for grandma's eye pressure & pain?

Take her to eye doc: Time to take your grandma to her optometrist or ophthalmologist to evaluated cause of eye pressure (glaucoma/) & pain. Don't wait because narrow angle or angle closure or closed angle glaucoma is urgent. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/glaucoma/basics/causes/con-20024042 & http://www. Webmd. Com/eye-health/glaucoma-eyes. ...Read more

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Is there any way to keep eye pressure down naturally?

No: There are no natural treatments to lower the intraocular pressure. Elevated pressures should be evaluated by your eyecare professional to see if treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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I have an eye pressure of 22 on one eye. Is that a concern?

I have an eye pressure of 22 on one eye. Is that a concern?

Eye pressure 22?: Must put in context: need family history of glaucoma, systemic meds you are taking, ocular surgery?, corneal thickness, visual field status and optic nerve status.
Once have these, can determine if 22 is too high or not. ...Read more

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