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What can people with high eye pressure, glaucoma take for seasonal allergies?

What can people with high eye pressure, glaucoma take for seasonal allergies?

Warning: Seasonal allergy meds may have a warning about glaucoma. This is relevant to narrow angle glaucoma patients, since it is theoretically possible to induce an angle closure attack if not already treated--check with your eye doctor to see if you are at risk. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What can people with high eye pressure, glaucoma take for seasonal allergies?

What can people with high eye pressure, glaucoma take for seasonal allergies?

Depends: If your glaucoma is an open angle type of glaucoma, then you can be free to use any medication. However if you have narrow angles, this may be contraindicated. It is best to ask your doctor which kind you have, and if it is narrow, ask if it is okay for you. Sometimes when narrow angle patients have been adequately treated, they can be able to use these meds. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have constant pain and pressure around and under my eyes. Is this due to seasonal allergies?

I have constant pain and pressure around and under my eyes. Is this due to seasonal allergies?

Maybe: The paranasal sinuses are located above, beneath, between, and behind the eyes. Pressure or fluid within the sinuses could cause pain, and this could be caused by allergies but also infections and exposure to irritants. However, constant pain around the eyes could represent another condition and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have eye pain, eye feels like it's bulging. Sinus pressure around my eyes and nose. Have seasonal allergies. What medication is best for infection?

I have eye pain, eye feels like it's bulging. Sinus pressure around my eyes and nose. Have seasonal allergies. What medication is best for infection?

See your doctor: you possibly have sinuitis, a docto's exam is warranted, you might need prescription meds, take care ...Read more

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Could glaucoma eye pressure test be done before eye dilation?

Could glaucoma eye pressure test be done before eye dilation?

Yes: Intraocular pressure should always be measured prior to dilation as it typically increases a little after dilation, especially when monitoring for glaucoma. There are a few conditions where it may be checked after and eye doctors will typically recheck pressures after dilation to ensure accuracy of their technician, but as a rule, this should be documented prior to dilation. ...Read more

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How much red wine should I dring to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

How much red wine should I dring to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

Difficult to say: Alcohol can lower iop by 1 or 2 mmhg. Red wine may have vasoprotective effects (more prominent cardiac when in moderation). No specific study correlating how much red wine to drink to lower eye pressure. ...Read more

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My opthalmologist says my eye pressure is 25, does a blind person have the same risk of glaucoma?

My opthalmologist says my eye pressure is 25, does a blind person have the same risk of glaucoma?

Depends: What is the cause of the blindness and how severe is it. Elevated pressure in a completely blind eye (no light perceptionat all), is generally not administered except a light touch as treatment in glaucoma is to preserve vision. If there is some vision left and the eye is legally blind (not absolute) then treatment is appropriate to preserve the residual vision. ...Read more

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All things equal what determines how long an slt treatment will control eye pressure adequately in glaucoma?

All things equal what determines how long an slt treatment will control eye pressure adequately in glaucoma?

Varies: Depends on amount of iop lowering needed, and amount achieved. It is not uncommon for a retreatment to be needed in 2-4 years. Age of patint and degree of damage also plays a role. ...Read more

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My wife's eye pressure was normal but other parameters were not normal. Doctor told it is glaucoma. What to do? How to live with it?

My wife's eye pressure was normal but other parameters were not normal. Doctor told it is glaucoma. What to do? How to live with it?

Second opinion: The hallmark of glaucoma, especially in a young person, is elevated pressure. There are other risk factors which contribute to the diagnosis but do not make the diagnosis. If the visual field is altered, that can be a clue, but visual field changes can come from other causes. You should seek a second opinion from an ophthalmologist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. ...Read more

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My eye pressure was 24/24 in both eyes. Doc was scared and did full glaucoma work up. Which came back negative. What could be causing this. ?

My eye pressure was 24/24 in both eyes. Doc was scared and did full glaucoma work up. Which came back negative. What could be causing this. ?

Eye pressues: There is no particular pressure that can be said that is either normal or abnormal. What is a normal pressure for one person may be too high for another. At the pressure of 20, eye doctors start to think of the possibility of glaucoma. In fact, it is possible to have a pressure lower than 20 and still be too high. The diagnosis of glaucoma is based on many factors and not just pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more