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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
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 doesnt have glaucoma (though they may be at high risk for getting it later on). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I feel pressure pulling like my eyes are being sucked out. which gives me a feeling like squinting. done a glaucoma test recently and tested negative?
Does glaucoma cause pain in the eyes as a first symptom? Sometimes if i read too much or spend more time at the computer i feel pressure and pain in my eyes. I asked my friends and they said that nothing similar has happened to them. Could this be first s
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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