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What does a borderline oct rnfl classification in an eye exam mean in a non glaucoma patient.

What does a borderline oct rnfl classification in an eye exam mean in a non glaucoma patient.

Probably not much: If you are not a glaucoma patient and are not otherwise suspicious for glaucoma why did you have an oct nerve fiber layer analysis in the first place? Oct nfl testing is a very poor screening tool and will produce way more false positives then real positives in people who are otherwise not a glaucoma patient or glaucoma suspect. Headaches alone are not usually reason for an oct.

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I heard that target eye pressure for most glaucoma patients should be 14 - 15. Is that true?

I heard that target eye pressure for most glaucoma patients should be 14 - 15. Is that true?

Some variation: Normal eye pressure range is 10-21. Glaucoma is when eye pressure exceeds eye resistance to that pressure and varies with the individual case. 14-15 is generally a good target for most cases but some require a lower pressure and some can tolerate higher pressures. Your optimum can be decided with the help of your ophthalmologist.

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Will having glaucoma stop me from getting an eye transplant?

Will having glaucoma stop me from getting an eye transplant?

No: There is no such thing as an eye transplant. You are referring to a corneal transplant. Uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to decreased survival of the corneal transplant. Glaucoma should be controlled medically before transplantation or an additional glaucoma surgical procedure should be performed before or at the time of transplantation when medication fails to lower the pressure adequately.

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I am glaucoma patient I am seeing only one eye that is also 25 present visible?

I am glaucoma patient I am seeing only one eye that is also 25 present visible?

Clarify: It seems like you have lost 75% of your vision in one eye - is this correct. Glaucoma is best managed by an M.D. Ophthalmologist - preferably a specialist in glaucoma. This is too complex a disease to be handled by optometrists. Please restate the question if this answer misses the point of your question.

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Can eye cataract extraction be done for patient already having glaucoma?

Can eye cataract extraction be done for patient already having glaucoma?

Cataracts & glaucoma: Yes, cataract surgery can be performed in a patient with glaucoma and sometimes results in an improvement in intra ocular pressure.

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I'm a glaucoma patient and had a trabeculectomy done. Could I still get eye corrective surgery like lasik?

I'm a glaucoma patient and had a trabeculectomy done. Could I still get eye corrective surgery like lasik?

Theoretically, yes: But having had that type of surgery increases your risk of infection and some other complications and makes you less than an ideal candidate. Nevertheless, it's a good idea to have the eye examined by an experienced lasik surgeon. Your particular situation may be more or less amenable to lasik.

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Is it possible for a macular degeneration patient to have an eye transplant?

Is it possible for a macular degeneration patient to have an eye transplant?

No: The optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain cannot regenerate once you cut it so a transplanted eye would be blind. When people donate their eyes the only part usable is the cornea for a patient whose cornea has scarred up or got damaged.

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My husband is a kidney transplant patient he woke up with a stye on his eye lid what can we do?

My husband is a kidney transplant patient he woke up with a stye on his eye lid what can we do?

Warm compresses: One of the best initial treatments is to apply hot packs the the affected lid. Take a clean washcloth, roll it up and place it in hot water, then squeeze the excess water out and apply to the lid. Hold mild pressure to the cloth to transfer heat into the eyelid. Do this for 5 to 10 minutes, 3 times a day. Keep the cloth hot by resubmerging in hot water. If it doesn't resolve soon, see your dr.

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Does oxidation treatment to the eyes work for glaucoma patients?

Does oxidation treatment to the eyes work for glaucoma patients?

Data is not yet in: Anti-oxidants and nitric oxide agents are being investigated for lowering the intra-ocular pressures in glaucoma. Although some studies have been promising, there are others that call the agents into question. Bottom line, definitive research has not been completed as of this date, 2017.

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Can caffeinated tea or coffee increase eye pressure in glaucoma patients?

Can caffeinated tea or coffee increase eye pressure in glaucoma patients?

Unlikely: Factors that affect intraocular pressure are varied and multifactorial and not completely understood. Effect of caffiene probably negligible.

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What eye pressure do doctors start patients on eye drops to prevent glaucoma?

What eye pressure do doctors start patients on eye drops to prevent glaucoma?

Depends: Every patient needs a risk analysis of the various risk factors. Based on that analysis a target pressure is determined. As a group only about 10% of patients with IOP 24 or greater will develop glaucoma therefore not all patients with elevated need to be treated. I have many patients with elevated pressure that I have followed for decades who have not developed glaucoma.

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At which eye pressure do doctors start patients on eye drops to prevent glaucoma?

At which eye pressure do doctors start patients on eye drops to prevent glaucoma?

It depends...: On the individual. If the glaucoma is early, moderate, or severe, then the target eye pressure will be set according to the appearance of the optic nerve, visual field test, and a number of other tests for glaucoma. Typically though, if the pressure approaches the mid to upper 20s or higher, treatment is usually started.

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Glaucoma patient headache, what to do?

Glaucoma patient headache, what to do?

Difficult to assess: There are multiple reasons for headaches, one of which can be caused by high eye pressure. Associated symptoms would be blurry vision, red eye, and nausea. But without an exam, it's tough to tell. Get an eye exam to be sure. Good luck.

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Ashwagandha is safe for glaucoma patient?

Ashwagandha is safe for glaucoma patient?

Talk to your eye doc: There does not appear to be a problem, depending on other medicines you are taking, which may interact with it. But there have been no good studies about its effects. See http://lifeatlahey. Com/Departments_and_Locations/Departments/Ophthalmology/Ebsco_Content/Glaucoma.aspx? Chunkiid=21532 And see http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/ashwagandha-page3/vitamins-supplements.htm Talk to your eye doc first.

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Is ashwagandha is safe for glaucoma patient?

Is ashwagandha is safe for glaucoma patient?

Yes: Ashwagandha is a very safe and well-tolerated herb with many benefits that has been used for thousands of years. It has been subject to many research studies. While there is no specific research on it and glaucoma, there is no evidence it is harmful for those with glaucoma and is likely of some benefit. See http://oneearthherbs. Squarespace. Com/diseases/glaucoma. Html and http://tinyurl. Com/nv99a44

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How can smoking weed help glaucoma patients?

How can smoking weed help glaucoma patients?

Not exactly sure: It is actually known that hemp components of marijuana can actually lower eye pressure. However, these products are less effective than medicines prescribed by an eye doctor. The number of significant side effects generated by long-term oral use of marijuana or long-term inhalation of marijuana smoke make marijuana a poor choice in the treatment of glaucoma.

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