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Cause Of Open Angle Glaucoma
Can mild open angle glaucoma or mild cataracts cause headlight glare & difficulty seeing turn lanes in night driving or could it be travatan?
Not mild glaucoma: Cataract usually cause difficulty with night driving. Mild glaucoma is usually a symptomatic . If it has occurred only since taking travatan it is possible that the drug is irritating the cornea causing a keratitis which could cause visual symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If glaucoma is 2nd leading cause of blindness, what percent of patients with open angle glaucoma go blind or have substantial field vision loss?
Yes: Sleep apnea decrease O2 to your body. Apnea means pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. This means your body does not get O2 at that time. Lack od O2 is damaging to the cells/tissues including optic nerve. One of the risk factor for glaucomatous nerve changes or nerve damage is sleep apnea. Pls control the problem will help you to avoid health problem, including heart, brain ...Read more
Are their any drops I can take to decrease the redness in my eyes caused by Combigan and lumigan drops I take for my open angle glaucoma?
Open angle glaucoma: This is the most common type of glaucoma in which the drains of the eye interior gradually become obstructed (like plumbing obstruction in your house) leading to elevation of the interior eye pressure. This squeezes the nerves and blood vessels at the back of the eye causing gradual loss of vision over time. Treatment (drops, laser, surgery) will lower pressure and protect the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk factors are...: Family/ethnicity are important. Those at highest risk for open-angle glaucoma have a sibling with glaucoma; or a parent. African-americans and hispanics are at higher risk than caucasians. Asians have a higher risk for angle-closure disease (e.g., chinese); others are at for risk low-pressure glaucoma (japanese.) other risks include a serious eye injury, or long exposure to Prednisone therapy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Never good: Unfortunately, undiagnosed glaucomatous disease & failure to adhere to recommended prescribed treatments for those diagnosed are two of the biggest issues of managing an otherwise very treatable & stabilizable Disease. The best advice is to have a comprehensive eye exam before age 40, particularly if you are in a a high risk group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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No symptoms: One of the things about open angle glaucoma is that the peripheral vision loss "sneaks up" on folks. There are no symptoms, and the sign of peripheral vision loss is not noticeable until the vision loss is advanced. If there is a suspicion or family history, have a proper evaluation by an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Optic nerve damage: Open angle glaucoma is a group of disorders in which there is characteristic and progressive damage to the optic nerve. This results in loss of peripheral vision and can cause blindness. Glaucoma has numerous causes, some of which are genetic and not all of which are fully understood. While having family members with glaucoma increases your risk of getting glaucoma, it does not guarantee it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I cure primary open angle glaucoma naturally by exercise or alternative safety ways please ?
Not possible: There are no natural products, no natural treatment , no exercises etc. that will modify glaucoma in any way. There is effective pharmacologic and surgical treatment and you should follow the advice of your ophthalmologist for the preservation of your important vision. Naturopaths and chiropractors have no role to play at all in this condition. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed w/open angle glaucoma and being treated w/ 1 drop.. In general, how long is it before you know if glaucoma is under control?
Quickly: presumably you had elevated pressure in your eye. The drop given should lower the pressure within a week. Your ophthalmologist ( you are seeing an ophthalmologist for such a diagnosis?) will have you come back soon to see if the eye pressure responded to normal with your drop. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have open angle glaucoma I have A fresh herb garden was told to be careful on herbs I use. Can you give me a list of herbs to avoid using. Thank you?
No problems: While the actual effects of most herbs is dubious, none that I am aware of will have an effect one way or the other on glaucoma. If you are in active treatment with the pressure normalized, and you feel herbs are useful in other regards, then you can use them. You might consider saving that money to make sure you can pay for your anti-glaucoma medication. ...Read more
Stabilizable: Unfortunately, we don't have a surgical/medical cure for glaucoma. The current treatments are very effective and provide a tremendous stabilizing influence on glaucomatous disease. Glaucoma requires chronic and diligent life long care to assure that visual function remains as high as possible throughout life. I remain optimistic about medical/surgical research on better treatment strategies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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