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Can you recommend some drops go me to use to treat glaucoma?

Can you recommend some drops go me to use to treat glaucoma?

Ophthalmologist: Your glaucoma should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist who can then prescribe the correct drops for your problem. There are no over-the-counter glaucoma drops. ...Read more

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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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Have open angle glaucoma in 1 eye & use travatan. The iris of the treated eye looks like it has a white film over it. Is it from glaucoma or the drop?

Have open angle glaucoma in 1 eye & use travatan. The iris of the treated eye looks like it has a white film over it. Is it from glaucoma or the drop?

Glaucoma: Will not cause a white film over your eye if it is well controlled. Travatan is a fairly thick eye drop and may cause the sensation you're noticing. If this is causing blurred vision or eye irritation, ask your eye doctor to try one of the other glaucoma medications. ...Read more

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Besides eye drops what other options are there to treat glaucoma?

Besides eye drops what other options are there to treat glaucoma?

Laser therapy: The most common method of treating glaucoma is the use of eye drop medications to lower the eye pressure. If the angle of the eye is open then a low energy treatment, selective laser trabeculoplasty (slt) can often be effective in lowering the eye pressure for variable lengths of time. A balanced diet and exercise can also be beneficial in lowering eye pressure as well as maintaining good health. ...Read more

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Apart from luemigon, betagon for glaucoma, please recommend any advanced eye drops?

Many options : Lumigan (and less so Betagan) is a commonly used glaucoma drop. There are other glaucoma drop options, and a relatively benign SLT laser treatment that can also be used to improve glaucoma control. Recommendation options are best made by your eye MD based on your specific situation. ...Read more

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I was told I have glaucoma and am wondering if I need to use eye drops?

Maybe: You need to see an ophthalmologist and have an eye examination. This includes checking your eye pressures and visual fields. ...Read more

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Can contacts be worn comfortably when being treated for glaucoma with eye drops.

Can contacts be worn comfortably when being treated for glaucoma with eye drops.

Yes: Many patients have no problem with contact lens wear and using drops to treat glaucoma. It is important that the drops not be used while wearing the cl. Drops should be administered at least 5 minutes before inserting the cl. ...Read more

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Please explain the best way to use eye drops for glaucoma. Leave eyes shut for 2 minutes putting drop in eye?

Please explain the best way to use eye drops for glaucoma. Leave eyes shut for 2 minutes putting drop in eye?

Can see videos: Online. But best way is whatever gets a single drop into the eye (cul-de-sac or lid lake without touching the bottle to the lid or contaminating tip) without missing the eye either, followed by keeping the eye closed or covering the tear duct for a minute or two to keep the medicine from exiting the lacrimal tear drain. Use the medicine regularly and at correct intervals within reason. ...Read more

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I am 63 and have glaucoma. I use Xalatan generic drops latanoprost. Is it safe to use somnapure as a nightly sleepaid?

Yes: This has a disclaimer to avoid use in glaucoma but that is legal self-protection. It refers to a rarer type of glaucoma called narrow angle which you do not have. Use somnapure if it helps. ...Read more

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Should we use eye drops and get unnecessary side effect if we are only being suspected to have glaucoma?

Depends...: If there are high risk factors for the development of glaucoma, sometimes a doctor may recommend treatment. However at times it is also okay to wait as long as there is close monitoring to assure changes do not occur that cause the condition to turn into glaucoma. If you have concerns, bring them up with your doctor to come up with the best plan for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?

If i need to use 2 classes of eye drops for glaucoma, how likely is it that i will be able to wear contact lenses?

Likely: As long as you can put the contacts in after you put the drops in or put the drops in after you take your contacts out there's no problem. ...Read more