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What eye drops combat glaucoma?

What eye drops combat glaucoma?

Medications: Several classes of medications are prescribed for treating glaucoma. These include: prostaglandin analogues, alpha adrenergic agonists, beta adrenergic antagonists, carbonic anhyrase inhibitors, cholinergic agonists, & hyperosmolar agents. In development are rhokinase inhibitors. Laser and incisional surgical treatments are also options. Primarily though, glaucoma is treated with eye drops. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Glaucoma eye drop cause dark eye bag?

Glaucoma eye drop cause dark eye bag?

Side effect: Prostaglandin drops can potentially cause increased pigment (darkening around the eye). ...Read more

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Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

Glaucoma not painful: If you have glaucoma, and have pain, then the cause is something else than the glaucoma. The only painful glaucoma comes from acute angle closure glaucoma or advanced hemorrhagic glaucoma. The most common glaucomas are painless. If you have pain, discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

See Ophthalmologist: Glaucoma is pressure in your eye above a normal level and can permanently damage your vision. It is usually not painful (chronic open angle glaucoma) but can be with closed angle glaucoma. See an Ophthalmologist for an exam to diagnose and treat correctly. ...Read more

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Will eye drops help blurry vision?

Will eye drops help blurry vision?

Depends: Is the blur recent or gradually oncoming over a long time? Is it one eye or both? Are there any other symptoms: pain, nausea, light flashes, floaters? As you can notice there are many possiblities depending upon the answer to these questions, some can be improved with eyedrops. Check with your ophthalmologist to get the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the allergic version typically itches. If you have "true pink eye" it is a viral infection, and Pataday will not cure that. ...Read more

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Using cosopt eye drop for glaucoma?

Using cosopt eye drop for glaucoma?

Glaucoma: Cosopt is a combination glaucoma drop that combines a beta-blocker and carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It can lower the eye pressure quite well, but can cause eye irritation and may not be appropriate for all patients. As long as the eye pressure is low, there is no evidence of progressing vision loss, and you are tolerating the drop, it is perfectly appropriate to use it. ...Read more

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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you. ...Read more

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Do all glaucoma eye drops grow eyelashes?

Do all glaucoma eye drops grow eyelashes?

No: Only those drops that fall under the prostaglandin classification have the side effect of growing long lashes. Such drugs go by the trade names of lumigan, travatan z and Xalatan (no generic latanoprost). Latisse (bimatoprost) is Lumigan that is applied to the lashes for the sole purpose of growing long lashes and is a cosmetic form of the medication available by prescription. ...Read more

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Does every glaucoma eye drops grow lashes?

Does every glaucoma eye drops grow lashes?

No: Only the group of drugs known as prostaglandin analogs which include latanoprost,bimatoprost, travoprost and tafluprost cause eyelash growth and iris pigmentation. Beta blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors,alpha agonists and cholinergic drugs do not. ...Read more

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Lazy eye treatment?

Lazy eye treatment?

Several possible: Lazy eye is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Is eye surgery for nearsighted and farsighted eyes?

Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Glaucoma & pilocarpine eye drops, do the drops help?

Glaucoma & pilocarpine eye drops, do the drops help?

Classic treatment: Pilocarpine was the first anti-glaucoma drop developed and has been in use over 100 years. It constricts the pupil and affects the focus of the eye so it has largely been replaced by effective drops that have fewer side effects. It still is a useful agent in some cases and is still available on prescription. ...Read more

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Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Occular Melanoma: Please see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eye-melanoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027875. I am not an eye doctor. Did not see this symptom listed on above Mayo article. ...Read more

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Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

It can: Steroids can sometimes worsen viral infections. Can combine antibiotics with steroids during treatment. Otherwise should help conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Cosopt eye drops effects?

Cosopt eye drops effects?

Eye pressure drop: This is a combination product of two generally effective agents that lower eye pressure. It is now available in a generic form. Your ophthalmologist (you are seeing a real doctor - an md?) prescribed this to treat your glaucoma and hopefully it is having the desired effect. ...Read more

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How does glaucoma cause eye floaters?

How does glaucoma cause eye floaters?

It does not cause it: Just like within the body there are many parts, although one organ, the eye is very similar with many parts as well. Where floaters occur in the eye is separate from the area where the effects of glaucoma occur, which is the optic nerve. Floaters are typically black spots that appear real like gnats in front of you. Vision loss from glaucoma is like dark patches in vision that don't go away. ...Read more

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Glaucoma --should I use pilocarpine eye drops?

Glaucoma --should I use pilocarpine eye drops?

It depends.: Pilocarpine is still rarely used to treat some types of glaucoma. There are many newer drops that have a better side effect profile. Eye doctors tend to use these instead. ...Read more

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Can laser eye surgery fix eye floaters?

Can laser eye surgery fix eye floaters?

No: laser eye surgery such as lasik or prk is done on your cornea to correct your distance prescription. Floaters are condensations of protein located in a different part of your eye called the vitreous and will not be affected by laser eye surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vision Loss In One Eye (Definition)

The definition of "legal blindness" is 20/200 or worse with glasses or contact lenses or a field of vision of less than 10 degrees looking straight ahead. Many people claim to be "legally blind" without glasses but can actually see fine with contacts or glasses. They would not be visually impaired or legally blind by state and Federal vision disability guidelines. IF any ...Read more


Blurry Vision And Eye Pain (Definition)

Blurry vision means vision is not clear: letters on 20/20 eye chart are not clear. Could be due to: need glasses, astigmatism; dry eye/tear film; cataract/lens changes; retinal, optic nerve, brain issue. Most common due to need for glasses or tear film issue. If also have eye pain, could be from dry eyes but have Pentacam to rule out narrow angle: see [email protected] ...Read more