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What are glaucoma treatment options?

What are glaucoma treatment options?

Many: The goal in glaucoma treatment is to get the internal eye pressure lower than the level causing risk to vision. Most cases can be assisted with pressure lowering eyedrops to which can be added laser treatment if needed. Advanced or unresponsive cases may need surgery. There are many options; your ophthalmologist can assist you with the best course of action. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


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What are the treatment options for glaucoma?

What are the treatment options for glaucoma?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/glaucoma/basics/treatment/con-20024042

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What is the cause of glaucoma? Is there any treatment

Various: Simply put, glaucoma is any condition in which the fluids of the inside of the eye meet resistance to leaving the eye, and have to elevate the pressure to overcome that. The most common cause is an age related drop in outflow ability. There are other causes such as trauma, various diseases, etc. Treatment is by drugs, lasers and surgery to relieve the pressure - usually effective. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy to treat glaucoma?

No: Nothing definitive. Some things can temporarily increase pressure so avoiding too much caffeine or too much fast water intake, extreme stress etc. Regular exercise or alcohol might lower iop minimally. Be wary of claims like ginkgo will help glaucoma because evidence is weak. Consult your physician regarding alternative therapy vs. Conventional therapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Ayurvedic glaucoma?

Iridotomy: Ayurvedia is an ancient form of health promotion from the indian tradition. I am guessing you are thinking of acute glaucoma for which which the treatment is iridotomy. If you have any form of glaucoma you need to be seen and followed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is acetazolamide the treatment for acute glaucoma attack?

Is acetazolamide the treatment for acute glaucoma attack?

Partly: Acute glaucoma is due to an anatomical eye issue most common in older adults who are hyperopic. Their internal fluid drainage is blocked by the iris. The goal is to lower the pressure and move the iris out of the way. This is done with several types of eyedrops and acetazolamide helps to lower the pressure. These folks will eventually have a laser opening made in their iris to prevent attacks. ...Read more

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Selective laser trabeculoplasty glaucoma treatment! what is this like?

Benign: This is performed under topical (drops) anesthesia - no needles, no hospital admission, no advance preparation. A special lens is placed on the numbed eye, and the instrument is focused on the internal fluid drainage system and you may notice a series of light flashes. Afterwards there is no pain or ill effects. Your ophthalmologist will want to see you the next day when the effect starts. ...Read more

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How is glaucoma treatment for juveniles?

How is glaucoma treatment for juveniles?

Medical/surgical: Most infantie glaucoma cases are congenital in nature , due to a structural malformation of the eye. These are usually treated with surgical intervention very early. Adolescent glaucoma is rare and an attempt to treat it medically, with drops may tried, unless there is a structural component to t he disease that requires surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Where is a good treatment for a child with glaucoma?

Where is a good treatment for a child with glaucoma?

Pediatric EyeMD: Pediatric glaucoma is a medical emergency, and should be treated by a pediatric eyemd as soon as possible! failure to do so may result in rapid and irretrievable loss of function. Most university eye centers have this specialty. Don't delay! ...Read more