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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 more
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
None: There is no eye drop that can effect myopia for better or worse.... ...Read more
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 more
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.
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
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?
Unlikely: Antibiotics can have an effect but steroid eyedrops are unlikely to cause a problem. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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