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Eye Drop Control
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Do ophthalmologic antibiotic eye drops like ciproflaxin opthalmologic affect birth control the same way as oral antiobiotics?
Is the pred forte eye drops helps to cure bulging eyes??..
The hyperthyroidsm is in control..
What is the best treatment for bulging eyes??
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
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
Can prednisolone eye drops (for iritis) have an effect on the birth control pill (cyclen)? Will it make the pill less effective?
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
Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of birth control?
Would the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of my birth control?
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