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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition of increased pressure in the eyes that leads ...Read more


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Pcos woman taking ocp and spironolactone ,can ocp and spironolactone affect insulin resistance?

Pcos woman taking ocp and spironolactone ,can ocp and spironolactone affect insulin resistance?

You need metformin: to decrease insulin resistance. I hope this helps. If you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Astigmatism related to glaucoma?

Astigmatism related to glaucoma?

no: Astigmatism is the normal asymmetry of the cornea that most people have. It has no relationship to glaucoma. ...Read more

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Using cosopt eye drop for glaucoma?

Using cosopt eye drop for glaucoma?

Glaucoma: Cosopt is a combination glaucoma drop that combines a beta-blocker and carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It can lower the eye pressure quite well, but can cause eye irritation and may not be appropriate for all patients. As long as the eye pressure is low, there is no evidence of progressing vision loss, and you are tolerating the drop, it is perfectly appropriate to use it. ...Read more

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Intra ocular hypertension 23hgmm visual field still clear. Glaucoma meds 13 till 16yrs with only slight decrease in iop off meds since. Rare photopsia?

Intra ocular hypertension 23hgmm visual field still clear. Glaucoma meds 13 till 16yrs with only slight decrease in iop off meds since. Rare photopsia?

Ocular hypertension: The term ocular hypertension (oht) implies that the eye pressure is high without optic nerve damage or visual field loss. In many cases oht can be followed on no meds as long as periodic optic nerve testing is done (visual field, oct, photos). The corneal thickness has been found in influence the pressure measurement, and in cases of very thin corneas, treatment might still be recommended. ...Read more

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Glaucoma, trying to conceive and pregnancy, can glaucoma affect this?

Glaucoma, trying to conceive and pregnancy, can glaucoma affect this?

Unrelated: Glaucoma and the treatments for glaucoma do not affect the ability to conceive nor will they cause any adverse effects on the developing baby if you get pregnant. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

They can: Birth control pills may worsen the Insulin resistance. However, there are numerous beneficial effects on bcps in women with pcos (who are not trying to conceive), and they are still recommended. ...Read more

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Are higher dose birth control pills discontinued?

Are higher dose birth control pills discontinued?

Yes: Birth control pills with high dose estrogen (50ug) have been discontinued given that such a high dose isn't necessary. All doses now are generally fairly low at 20-35ug. If you're worried, consider a long acting method like an implant or IUD that do not contain estrogen at all! ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Can pregnant women use Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Xalatan (latanoprost): Xalatan (latanoprost) is FDA Pregnancy Category C (Risk cannot be ruled out) ...Read more

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Can using Cosopt drops for glaucoma accelerate the progression of Fuchs Dystrophy disease.

Can using Cosopt drops for glaucoma accelerate the progression of Fuchs Dystrophy disease.

Possibly: "It appears that the drug can safely be used in eyes with normal corneas, where it had no significant effects on either corneal thickness or endothelial cell count after 1 year of therapy.However, application of dorzolamide can increase corneal thickness in patients with cornea guttata where the functional reserve of the endothelium is lower. What's more, the drug can cause irreversible damage". ...Read more

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Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Yes: This is a very good but complicated question.You have not given me nearly enough information to render an opinion.If you are hoping to discontinue your eye drops there are several newer surgical procedures which might work. Talk to your eye doctor about these options. ...Read more

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Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

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 more

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Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

Which eye drops prevent glaucoma pain?

See Ophthalmologist: Glaucoma is pressure in your eye above a normal level and can permanently damage your vision. It is usually not painful (chronic open angle glaucoma) but can be with closed angle glaucoma. See an Ophthalmologist for an exam to diagnose and treat correctly. ...Read more

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How good are Xalatan (latanoprost) eye drops for treating glaucoma?

How good are Xalatan (latanoprost) eye drops for treating glaucoma?

Common drop: Xalatan (latanoprost) is a very good and commonly used topical medication for glaucoma. It was the first medication and its class and now comes in generic form. It is used once daily typically at night and can be effective in lowering eye pressure. If being used one will need to continue follow-up care with an eye provider to make sure adequately lowering the eye pressure to the desired target. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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