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I Was Told I Have Glaucoma And Am Wondering If I Need To Use Eye Drops
Eye drop administrat: It is important to understand that if a drop enters the eye space at any location, it will spread over the whole eye with the first blink. You do not need to aim for the center or some special location. The blink removes any excess - drops are calibrated so that what is left after one blink is the proper amount for activity. Forget what rolled down your cheek. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many types: Eye drops for glaucoma treat the internal elevated pressure by lower it. This can take the form of drops that lower the inflow or that increase the outflow. Drug companies are constantly working to improve the effectiveness, comfort and use of fewer drops to accomplish this goal. ...Read more
Laser therapy: The most common method of treating glaucoma is the use of eye drop medications to lower the eye pressure. If the angle of the eye is open then a low energy treatment, selective laser trabeculoplasty (slt) can often be effective in lowering the eye pressure for variable lengths of time. A balanced diet and exercise can also be beneficial in lowering eye pressure as well as maintaining good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options : Lumigan (and less so Betagan) is a commonly used glaucoma drop. There are other glaucoma drop options, and a relatively benign SLT laser treatment that can also be used to improve glaucoma control. Recommendation options are best made by your eye MD based on your specific situation. ...Read more
Medications: Several classes of medications are prescribed for treating glaucoma. These include: prostaglandin analogues, alpha adrenergic agonists, beta adrenergic antagonists, carbonic anhyrase inhibitors, cholinergic agonists, & hyperosmolar agents. In development are rhokinase inhibitors. Laser and incisional surgical treatments are also options. Primarily though, glaucoma is treated with eye drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glaucoma not painful: If you have glaucoma, and have pain, then the cause is something else than the glaucoma. The only painful glaucoma comes from acute angle closure glaucoma or advanced hemorrhagic glaucoma. The most common glaucomas are painless. If you have pain, discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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