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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)

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


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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

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Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. How many months might it take before you know if initial treatment has stabilized condition?

Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. How many months might it take before you know if initial treatment has stabilized condition?

6-12 months: If a 30% reduction in pressure is achieved, you can be pretty sure the progression is arrested. Testing the many parameters followed in glaucoma patient (visual field, retinal nerve fiber layer, c:d volume, etc) can take a year to be sure they are not worsening. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute angle closure glaucoma?

Meds or laser: Angle closure happens when the drainage system of the eye gets blocked abruptly, causing intense pain from high pressure. The first step is medications (several different eye drops and a pill). In some cases, a laser is needed to create a new drainage system emergently. If left too long, vision loss is permanent, so get treated immediately. ...Read more

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How likely is going blind from glaucoma with proper treatment?

How likely is going blind from glaucoma with proper treatment?

Very low: The majority of people with glaucoma maintain functional vision with appropriate medical treatment. The best thing you can do to help manage your glaucoma is to continue routine follow-up visits with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma dangerous? Doctors cannot agree on diagnosis or treatment

Yes-untreated: Untreated glaucoma can lead to severe visual loss and even to total blindness. If you are having difficulty with consensus on a diagnosis you may want to reach out to an eye institiue; ie. Wills, bascom palmer, mayo etc. ...Read more

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Is acetazolamide the normal treatment for a acute glaucoma attack?

Sometimes: Typically the goal is to relieve pupillary block during an acute glaucoma attack. This can be done in various ways -- meds, lasers, eye pressure, etc. Depending on the view through the cornea, the eye pressure, the duration of attack, pain level, etc. Different or multiple methods may be combined. Acetazolamide is a medication oral or iv. ...Read more

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Does 'laser iridotomy' in glaucoma treatment damages cornea?

No: No this procedure should not damage the cornea but can cause some short term irritation of the cornea. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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58 years old with glaucoma. Will there be advancements in treatment within 5-10 years?

See eye doc: The drops used for glaucoma are pretty remarkable these days in that they lower eye pressure with minimal side effects. The slt laser is also very safe and effective. In the future, glaucoma will be addressed more as a circulation issue and might even be treated with pills. There is testing happening to identify the gene. ...Read more

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Is there treatment needed for glaucoma suspect, or only after being diagnosed with real glaucoma?

Is there treatment needed for glaucoma suspect, or only after being diagnosed with real glaucoma?

Careful observation: The suspicion for glaucoma implies that your optic nerve has some borderline features that may require treatment if other factors change, such as increasing iop, large iop swings, changes that may be evident in diagnostic testing such as optical coherence tomography or visual field testing. A thin corneal thickness and positive family history of glaucoma will also play a role in treatment decision. ...Read more

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