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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?
Have open angle glaucoma in early stage. Eye drop reduced pressure to 16. Is it better to use slt as a 2nd line defense rather than 1st?
In glaucoma 20% optic nerve damage and minimal peripheral vision loss. Eye drop reduced pressure from 31 to 16. What is my prognosis?
Favorable: You have early loss with probably no functional damage at this point. Glaucoma is successfully treated with regular follow-ups and diligent use of the treatment recommended. You can do well with reasonable effort on your part. And the advice of a good glaucoma ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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