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In general , will 1 eye drop control glaucoma for a longer period of time than an slt treatment?

In general , will 1 eye drop control glaucoma for a longer period of time than an slt treatment?

Depends: Everyone responds to treatment differently. There is equal success with drops versus slt. You may need both to control glaucoma. ...Read more

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Glaucoma in early stage. Will 1 eye drop control pressure longer than 1 slt treatment? Is 5-10 yrs. Reasonable amount of time for either treatment?

Glaucoma in early stage. Will 1 eye drop control pressure longer than 1 slt treatment? Is 5-10 yrs. Reasonable amount of time for either treatment?

Efficacy varies: Both slt & topical antiglaucoma medications are acceptable treatments for glaucoma. Medications generally have longer efficacious treatment (many years), whereas slt has fading effect over a few years. The laser may be repeated if initial success is determined. I generally treat medically and add slt as adjunctive therapy when needed. Remember the goal is to reduce iop to an acceptable level. ...Read more

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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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Do you know eye drop which can control or keep myopia from increasing ?

Do you know eye drop which can control or keep myopia from increasing ?

None: There is no eye drop that can effect myopia for better or worse.... ...Read more

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Are perennial allergies can be healed without recurrence. Or can only be controlled. Have the best eye drops to cure fully?

Are perennial allergies can be healed without recurrence. Or can only be controlled. Have the best eye drops to cure fully?

Close but not quite: Avoidance is the best approach and allergy shots can provide long term benefits for many if they have received it for at minimum of 3-4 years. However allergy shots only work in about 80% of the people. Is this a cure? Not yet but comes pretty close. ...Read more

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Does slt laser therapy for glaucoma provide more stable control of pressure than eye drops?

Does slt laser therapy for glaucoma provide more stable control of pressure than eye drops?

About the same: Slt vs. Antiglaucoma medications both work to lower iop in patients with glaucoma. No significant difference between primary slt versus a prostaglandin analogue, such as Xalatan (latanoprost) after 12 months of comparison in a study looking at achieving target pressures with each modality. Slt works about 80% of the time & may need re treatment. Medication group may need meds to augment effect. ...Read more

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Can I dive if i have pigment dispersion syndrome? No active pigmentation for 2 years now. Iop controlled with eye drop and specialist care.

Can I dive if i have pigment dispersion syndrome? No active pigmentation for 2 years now. Iop controlled with eye drop and specialist care.

Not a problem: There is no relationship between the steady pressure on your eye from diving, and pigment dispersion. I assume that your pressure, if elevated is currently under control. Pigment dispersion will only increase when the eye is subjected to repeated vibration such as occurs when running intensely. Go ahead and dive away. ...Read more

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Do you know if atropine eye drops can control or keep myopia from increasing? My daughter's nearsightedness is getting worse and the optometrist suggested she use atropine eye drops to slow it down.

Do you know if atropine eye drops can control or keep myopia from increasing?  My daughter's nearsightedness is getting worse and the optometrist suggested she use atropine eye drops to slow it down.

Learned something!: At first glance I questioned the soundness of this advice but upon research it appears this is an acceptable approach now in Pediatric near nearsightedness. Just be sure to keep your follow up appointments to monitor the medications effect.

http://eyeworld.org/article-atom-trials-find-atropine-eye-drops-reduce-myopia-progression ...Read more

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Is the pred forte eye drops helps to cure bulging eyes??.. The hyperthyroidsm is in control.. What is the best treatment for bulging eyes?? Thanks.

Is the pred forte eye drops helps to cure bulging eyes??..

The hyperthyroidsm is in control..

What is the best treatment for bulging eyes??

Thanks.

See eye doctor: Hi. Graves' eye disease comes in a wide range of severity from mild to vision-threatening. Please see an ophthalmologist experienced in treatment of Graves' ophthalmopathy. Treatments can include eye moisturizing, prednisone (systemic, not eye drops), surgeries, and radiation. You should see an experienced ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Use eye drops meds for high IOP. Is it safe to use OTC nasal spray Nasacort (triamcinolone) to control allergies?

Use eye drops meds for high IOP. Is it safe to use OTC nasal spray Nasacort (triamcinolone) to control allergies?

Likely ok: Although the WHO statement mentioned increase IOP as a potential problem with nasal steroid, I have not seen such an association. The best way to find out is to check the IOP after you have been on nasal steroid for about a month if you are really concerned. ...Read more

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For allergic reaction to eye drops do I call poison control ? No doctors are available right now it's saturday .& no one is home to take me anywhere

For allergic reaction to eye drops do I call poison control ? No doctors are available right now it's saturday .& no one  is home to take me anywhere

OK for a start: Depending on how severe / uncomfortable you are, can ask poison control for advice. They may say to get eyes checked at urgent care or er if no eye dr available, so may need to call friend / cab for ride, or ems if severe. ...Read more

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Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of birth control?

Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of  birth control?

No: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) has a steroid in it, so use it with caution. However, very little actually enters your blood stream so it shouldn't affect birth control. ...Read more

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Will antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of my birth control pills?

Unlikely: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination antibiotic/anti-inflammatory medication applied topically to the eye for infections and irritations of the eyelids and ocular surface. It is not significantly absorbed into the systemic circulation. ...Read more

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What is the pH of eye drops?

What is the pH of eye drops?

Varies: Some are acidic and others are alkaline. Slightly alkaline ones causes minimal stinging. ...Read more

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How to stop using eye drops?

How to stop using eye drops?

Depends: If the drops have been prescribed by an ophthalmologist for a specific reason or disease, then you should only stop with his or her permission. If the drops are yours, especially over the counter, you can always stop and see if the symptom you are treated is still present or not. ...Read more

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How do eye drops help you eyes?

How do eye drops help you eyes?

Depends on problem: There are many types of eye drops. For bacterial infections, antibiotic eye drops kill the germ. For allergies, antihistamine eye drops stop the irritation. And so forth. ...Read more

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How good are eyetone eye drops?

How good are eyetone eye drops?

Non preserved tears: For daily use, preserved artificial tears, of which there are many, work well. Eyemds like the refresh brand given its long track record (no financial interest. Use no more than 4x/d as they have a preservative that can cause an allergy. Nonpreserved at are best as no preservative present, can be used as often as needed, though cost more. More information at eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

Tear replacement: Most eye reddnening is from eye dryness which can be treated with over the counter lubricating or tear replacement drops. The drops that say 'gets the red out' are drying so avoid these unless you need an acute whitening for something like a picture. If you think your redness is chronic, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use white eye drops?

Is it ok to use white eye drops?

Yes: For daily use, preserved artificial tears, of which there are many, work well. Eyemds like the refresh brand given its long track record (no financial interest ). Use no more than 4x/d as they have a preservative that can cause an allergy. Nonpreserved at are best as no preservative present, can be used as often as needed, though cost more. ...Read more

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Could you use too many eye drops?

Could you use too many eye drops?

That depends on: Which type of medication the eye drops are. ...Read more

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Do eye drops make the eyes white?

Do eye drops make the eyes white?

Eye Drops: Eye drops that contain a vasoconstrictor will close blanch blood vessels and make the eyes look whiter if red. They will not take away any fleshy areas or yellowing of sclera (the white part of the eye). More info at eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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Which eye drops for welders flash?

Lubricants: Use thick preservative free lubricating drops, gels or ointments
do not use "take the red out" drops
rest your eyes with your eyelids closed
have a complete eye exam because the back of the eye can also be damaged by "welders flash". ...Read more

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What are lotechek eye drops used for?

What are lotechek eye drops used for?

Clarify: The medication name you provided is incorrect. You may be referring to Lotemax™ which is a steroidal anti inflammatory ocular agent. It is Prescribed for a variety of inflammatory diseases/conditions of the eye. Please clarify exactly the correct name to confirm. ...Read more

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Should I use eye drops if my eyes itch?

Should I use eye drops if my eyes itch?

Allergy: There are many good over the counter as well as prescription medication drops for treating allergy symptoms of the eyes. ...Read more

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I keep blinking when I put eye drops in?

I keep blinking when I put eye drops in?

Normal: Your eye has built in reflexes to blink when something. Is coming at it. Try rolling your eyes to the back of your head, pulling the lower lid down, placing the drop on your lower lid. Let me know if this works. Never had this fail. ...Read more

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How frequently should I apply eye drops?

How frequently should I apply eye drops?

Per label directions: If it was a prescription, read the directions on the box, call the pharmacy or your doctors office. Over the counter instructions can be found on the box or the bottle itself, or call a pharmacist. ...Read more

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In what way can I made my own eye drops?

In what way can I made my own eye drops?

Dangerous: Homemade eye drops have associated with severe and even blinding infections in the past. ...Read more

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