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Can Turmeric Control Eye Pressure
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
In glaucoma, if 1 eye drop doesn't control eye pressure, is slt laser preferable as a 2nd line treatment instead of adding 2nd drop as treatment?
Would 58 year old daughter have better ability to control eye pressure than 84-year mother because optic nerves are stronger & younger?
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
In glaucoma, the past 3 years my mother's eye pressure has not been controlled with drops or laser & she has lost vision. Why the lack of control?
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
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
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
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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