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What does a flat lesion in the eye of a glaucoma sufferer indicate?

What does a flat lesion in the eye of a glaucoma sufferer indicate?

Eye exam: A flat lesion in a normal pt or glaucoma pt needs to be evaluated. Many things can cause this bit an exam is highly recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition of increased pressure in the eyes that leads ...Read more


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Can you tell me what is a flat lesion detected in the eye of a glaucoma sufferer?

Can you tell me what is a flat lesion detected in the eye of a glaucoma sufferer?

Ask the doctor: Who diagnosed it. It sounds like it might be a choroidal nevus, which is like a mole or freckle in the back of the eye. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a flat lesion detected in the eye of a glaucoma sufferer?

Docs can you explain what is a flat lesion detected in the eye of a glaucoma sufferer?

Ask the doctor: There many possible "flat lesions" that occur in or around the eye. Ask your doctor to explain it to you. ...Read more

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Eyes feel weird. Glaucoma?

Eyes feel weird. Glaucoma?

Not usually: The most common types of glaucoma are completely painless. There is not usually any different feeling unless pressure is extremely high. ...Read more

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Could glaucoma eyedrops make your eyes red?

Yes, definitely: The most commonly used class of glaucoma eye drops called prostaglandins can cause red eyes. It is is most often a cosmetic problem, and many times will clear up after a month of use. You can also develop an allergy to a glaucoma eye drop, also leading to red eyes. Lastly, the preservatives in eye drops, if used over extended periods, can lead to dry eyes, and also, red eyes. See you eye MD. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have glaucoma in one eye only?

Is it possible to have glaucoma in one eye only?

Yes: Glaucoma may occur monocularly or binocularly, depending on the etiology. Most, however, is binocular, although it may be quite asymmetric. ...Read more

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Please suggest me remedies for eye disease glaucoma?

Please suggest me remedies for eye disease glaucoma?

Eye drops: There are number of eye drops that treat glaucoma. Laser and surgery are also used. You need to see an ophthalmologist and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

Pingueculae: If these spots are on the white part of the eye, they may be benign growths called pingueculae. If they are on the eyelid, they may be plugged oil glands. ...Read more

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Can normal eye tests show up if someone suffers from glaucoma?

Can normal eye tests show up if someone suffers from glaucoma?

Complicated: No single test is 100 percent for diagnosing glaucoma. As such, some tests may be normal (ie normal field of vision) while other tests (such as tests of eye structure) can show damage. Glaucoma involves damage to the eye - so if all the tests are normal and the optic nerve looks healthy then by definition that person doesn't have glaucoma (though they may be at high risk for getting it later on). ...Read more

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Can normal eye tests show up if someone suffers from glaucoma?

Can normal eye tests show up if someone suffers from glaucoma?

Routine screening...: For glaucoma should be performed with any type of Eye exam. Typically this will include a vision and an eye pressure. However it is all known that one must look directly at the optic nerve to best assess whether not glaucoma is present. This is not always performed at every eye exam. If there is concern or an increased risk for glaucoma, that should be communicated well at time of visit. ...Read more

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Can wearing glasses increase the chances of glaucoma and bulgy eyes?

Can wearing glasses increase the chances of glaucoma and bulgy eyes?

No: Ther is absolutely no correlation between wearing glasses and chances of getting glaucoma or bulgy eyes. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of keeping an eye that is damaged from glaucoma?

It varies: We typically do not removing an eye unless you cannot perceive light and it causes pain that cannot be relieved from medication. For eyes that have been irreversibly damaged from trauma, there is a role for removing it to decrease the possibility of an immune reaction to your other eye. However, these situations must be evaluated on a case by case basis. ...Read more

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After instilling a drop for glaucoma, how long should you leave your eye shut?

After instilling a drop for glaucoma, how long should you leave your eye shut?

3-5 minutes: It takes 3-5 minutes for the glaucoma medicine to be absorbed into the eye. You can increase absorption by placing your finger in the corner of your eye and pressing gently. This blocks the small tube that drains the medicine out of your eyes and into the nose. You lose about 1/2 of the medicine if you do not do these steps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are the dangers of keeping an eye that is damaged from glaucoma?

Can you tell me what are the dangers of keeping an eye that is damaged from glaucoma?

No danger: There is no danger in "keeping" a poorly seeing eye. If the eye is blind and painful secondary to glaucoma then this needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with pigmentary glaucoma, so what is supposed to happen to my eyes?

I've been diagnosed with pigmentary glaucoma, so what is supposed to happen to my eyes?

Keep them healthy!: If you follow the recommendations of your ophthalmologist, and generally, avoid any eye rubbing or pressure and use any eye medicines as prescribed and continue future follow up checks as recommended, you will likely do well and preserve strong eyes and vision. ...Read more

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If someone pushes on their eyeball trying to remove a contact lens can it cause glaucoma?

If someone pushes on their eyeball trying to remove a contact lens can it cause glaucoma?

No: Glaucoma is not caused by pushing on the eye though pushing can raise the pressure in the eye momentarily. ...Read more

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3 weeks after pushing on eye to get hidden contact out I was diagnosed with glaucoma. Could that cause it. I've been told I have unilateral glaucoma.

3 weeks after pushing on eye to get hidden contact out I was diagnosed with glaucoma. Could that cause it. I've been told I have unilateral glaucoma.

Unlikely: It is unlikely that the three weeks of pressure on the eye to move the contact lens could have caused you to have glaucoma. Glaucoma is a typically very slow and silent Eye condition that is often very asymptomatic until late stages. Typically it is found when screening the eye during routine Eye exams. ...Read more

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How often should I have my eyes checked if I have glaucoma?

How often should I have my eyes checked if I have glaucoma?

Depends: Most glaucoma specialists will see you every three to four months. However in severe forms, you may be seen more often. In less severe forms or forms where you are a suspect it may be every 6 months. Depends on the risk factors of the individual and the characteristics of the eye. ...Read more

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Will my eyes look normal if I have glaucoma surgery?

They should: Most glaucoma surgery is performed in such a way as to prevent anyone from seeing what was done. Occasionally, a more involved surgery could at least temporarily cause the eye to look a little different, but most of the time, there is no change to the eye's appearance. ...Read more

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Can putting pressure around the eyes and behind the eyes cause glaucoma?

Yes, rarely: There are many types of glaucoma, some of which are due to elevation of eye pressure. When the eye is compressed, the pressure increases and there can be damage to the optic nerve. This can be a result of trauma causing a hemorrhage in the orbit, tumors compressing on the eye, and even pressure from sleeping on one's eye. Most often, the pressure build up in glaucoma is due to internal factors. ...Read more

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What meds can I take to stop the pain in my eyes I have glaucoma. Otc meds?

What meds can I take to stop the pain in my eyes I have glaucoma. Otc meds?

See ur doctor first: If you have glaucoma, and your eyes hurt, it could mean the pressure is dangerously high and you should have it checked. ...Read more

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How do I take my glaucoma eye drops?

How do I take my glaucoma eye drops?

Eye drop administrat: It is important to understand that if a drop enters the eye space at any location, it will spread over the whole eye with the first blink. You do not need to aim for the center or some special location. The blink removes any excess - drops are calibrated so that what is left after one blink is the proper amount for activity. Forget what rolled down your cheek. ...Read more

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What eye drops are used for glaucoma?

What eye drops are used for glaucoma?

Many types: Eye drops for glaucoma treat the internal elevated pressure by lower it. This can take the form of drops that lower the inflow or that increase the outflow. Drug companies are constantly working to improve the effectiveness, comfort and use of fewer drops to accomplish this goal. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma be picked up in eye test?

Can glaucoma be picked up in eye test?

Yes: Glaucoma screenings can involve checking vision, eye pressure, peripheral fields, and optic nerve appearance. However it usually takes more than one exam to definitively determine glaucoma (progressive nature) unless it's obvious end stage. ...Read more

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What are glaucoma diseases of the eye?

What are glaucoma diseases of the eye?

Over 100 types: There are many types of glaucoma and not all have elevated pressure. Glaucoma is nerve damage in the eye that can cause permanent vision loss. Open angle and narrow angle are the most common types of the disease. Glaucoma is treatable and if found in early stages, vision loss can be prevented. ...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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Please define what glaucoma of the eye is?

Please define what glaucoma of the eye is?

Optic nerve damage: Glaucoma is a type of optic nerve damage characterized by cupping of the optic nerve and often has peripheral vision changes earliy in its course. Risk dactors inckude high eye pressure, increasing age, african american race, and positive family history. Lowering eye can slow/stop the disease. ...Read more

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Might glaucoma go undetected in an eye exam?

Might glaucoma go undetected in an eye exam?

Yes: Glaucoma is when the optic nerve of the eye (the inside portion) can not withstand the pressure and it slowly dies off (atrophies). During examination they are looking or damage or signs that damage could occur. In the early stages it is possible there is minimal damage and the pressure is/was normal (the pressure can fluctuate from hour to hour). It is possible to not detect if you have it. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma cause headaches or eyes to ache.?

Can glaucoma cause headaches or eyes to ache.?

Yes, but: Certain types of glaucoma can cause eye ache (angle closure, inflammatory, neovascular, etc), but eye pain isn't a hallmark of glaucoma (for that matter, elevated intraocular pressure isn't either - about 1/3 of people with glaucoma in the US are thought to have "normal tension" glaucoma - ie the pressure falls in a "normal" range). ...Read more

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