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Is There Anything You Can Do To Reduce Glaucoma Eye Pressure
In glaucoma eye pressure has reduced 30% using 1 drop of travatan. Dr says if i need a lower pressure can use slt laser instead of 2nd drop. Okay?
Glaucoma w/30% nerve damage. Pressure reduced from 30 to 15. Cornea is 516 thick. Do i add 2 points to eye pressure reading because cornea is thin?
Was told I need surgery to reduce my eye pressure for Glaucoma. Acupuncture improved my vision and dropped the eye pressure. Is this the correct path?
Maybe: Glaucoma means the pressure in the eye over time has caused damage to the optic nerve. Increased eye pressure is a risk factor for glaucoma but it does not necessarily mean you have it. Examination and evaluation by an eye md can help determine if you have glaucoma or are at risk of glaucoma and if treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Possibly so - other factors such as age and actual pressure readings will play a role in your specific risk for developing glaucoma. It would be wise to follow up with an eye specialist and understand your risk and recommendations for risk reduction through intra-ocular pressure control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various: Eye pressure can be falsely elevated (machine error, operator error, corneal scar, etc.), elevated due to thick central corneal thickness, high due to recent eye surgery (i.e. Retained viscoelastic, etc.), etc. However we commonly refer to high eye pressure as having glaucoma, but it's not always true since there are ocular hypertensives with high pressure that never develop glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Glaucoma is caused by high intraocular pressure. Some people can have high pressures (ocular hypertension) and not have developed glaucoma yet. Many things can increase intraocular pressure including impaired "drainage channels" , neovascularization, inflammation, and impaired venous outflow. In order to determine the cause, a complete eye exam with an ophthalmologist would be required. ...Read more
No: Not all increased eye pressure results in glaucoma. Ocular hypertension is considered a glaucoma suspect and is followed until progressive optic nerve damage is detected, which can be a different pressure for different patients. Various ethnicities define elevated eye pressure with different cutoffs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
0-70: Minimum 0 mmhg when the eye is completely collapsed and too much fluid is exiting the eye for the amount made. Maximum somewhere around 70 mmhg since eventually the eye can't make any more fluid (ischemic ciliary body). With repeated injections, you may be able to make the eye pressure higher. Glaucoma is when the pressure causes retinal ganglion cell loss (a different number for everyone). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If my eye pressure has come out to be 24, is it for sure that i have glaucoma. if yes, then how can it be treated.?
Not definitive: Glaucoma is a condition in which the eye pressure exceeds the ability of the circulation in the back of the eye to withstand it. A pressure of 24 is normal for some. If you have no field loss, thick corneas and healthy looking discs, then you probably have nothing to worry about. Get a second opinion with an ophthalmologist to see what your status is. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
In glaucoma if target eye pressure is met, is it possible pressure won't need to be lowered further so that adding a 2nd drop won't be necessary.
Expert Dr.said glaucoma progressing too fast, but eye pressure is sufficiently lowered & nothing else he can do. Should I accept or get 2nd opinion?
Minimally: Most glaucoma drops have a duration of effect of 12-48 hours. Therefore missing a day will usually not increase the pressure markedly. However, it is a good idea not to skip, especially if you have field loss from glaucoma or have very susceptible optic nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some choices: Do not overdrink liquids this can elevate eye pressure in extremes. Doing upside down exercizes can increase eye pressure just by adding the hydrostatic pressure of the blood column. One should treat sleep apnea if that is a problem. If blood pressure is high lowering should be done carefully in glaucoma prone patients as rapid lowering can cause damage to the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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