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Eye Transplant 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 than real positives in people who are otherwise not a glaucoma patient or glaucoma suspect. Headaches alone are not usually reason for an oct. ...Read more
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Warm compresses: One of the best initial treatments is to apply hot packs 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Unlikely: Factors that affect intraocular pressure are varied and multifactorial and not completely understood. Effect of caffiene probably negligible. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Does Cannibas Oil help lower eye pressure for glaucoma patients? I have read that it helps and hurts. I am interested in taking it for anxiety.
Most of the info: I was able to discover about cannibas use and glaucoma was anecdotal, but I did find one study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology that supports its use in lowering intraocular pressure. Obviously one never wants to be in the position of using illegal drugs even if they have helpful properties. Discuss with your ophthalmologist. If approved, pursue channels for legal use within your state. ...Read more
Do most patients achieve 20/20 vision after laser eye surgery? I'm considering laser eye surgery. As far as I know, the only problem with my eyes is nearsightedness, and there is no history of glaucoma or other eye disorders in my family. Is there a good
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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.
And see http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ashwagandha-page3/vitamins-supplements.htm
Talk to your eye doc first. ...Read more
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
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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. ...Read more
Be responsible!: Make sure you have glaucoma, then follow their treatment recommendations and monitor. You can not get back vision lost from glaucoma. The damage is painless and only noticeable in your vision at the later more serious stages of the disease. Be responsible and do not wait or be in denial. If treated, 98% + can be controlled. ...Read more
See a specialist: Figure out if it's progressing at current eye pressure range and lower the pressure if it's worsening. ...Read more
Glaucoma: Depends on the severity of the glaucoma and how well it is controlled with your current treatment. Standard if the glaucoma is controlled is to be checked every 3-4 months. It may be less frequent if the glaucoma is stable and the current treatment has worked for many years. Possibly more frequent to see if changes in treatment are working. ...Read more
I am curious if drops for glaucoma makes eyes darker, is there any drops that make your eyes brighter?
Glaucoma drop fx: One class of glaucoma medications can result in the darkening of the iris and even pigment the skin around the eyes. Unfortunately, there is no drop that will make the eyes "brighter". Using artificial tears for dryness and keeping the eyes moist and healthy will keep them their brightest. ...Read more
Yes, definitely: The most commonly used class of glaucoma eye drops called prostaglandins can cause red eyes. It 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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