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For 7 years im taking brimonidine opthamolic and pred-forte for uveitis. How long can I take these without risks? I just received a warning on brimon.

Ask your doctor: This is an important question about a specialized problem. Your ophthalmologist is the best person to answer this question. You should not stop the medicines without his or her advice. ...Read more

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Right pupil larger, espec. On waking, then back to normal. Opthamo said eyes good and pupils were even, months ago, but still very noticeable at times?

Right pupil larger, espec. On waking, then back to normal. Opthamo said eyes good and pupils were even, months ago, but still very noticeable at times?

Pupil: A reasonable number of people have anisicoria or irregular pupil size. However, I am not aware of this being transient. If you take meds to sleep, decongestants, or antihistamines at night time this may be causing this. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) make pupils dfrnt sizes? Neuro/opthomol. See no issues, clean MRI. Anisocoria started when panic disorder did and after starting meds

Can celexa (citalopram) make pupils dfrnt sizes? Neuro/opthomol. See no issues, clean MRI. Anisocoria started when panic disorder did and after starting meds

There can be such: A thing as physiological anisicoria where the pupil size ratios are the same in bright versus dark lighting. If neuroopthalmologist is not concerned, then I would not be concerned. ...Read more

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No eye doctor sees anything wrong with my eyes but, honestly my vision is just odd very foggy looking anything I can do please? I went to 5 ophtamolo

No eye doctor sees anything wrong with my eyes but, honestly my vision is just odd very foggy looking anything I can do please? I went to 5 ophtamolo

Retinal specialist: And a complete medicial physicial examination- get scrfeen for metabolic illnesses like diabetes and thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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I'm considering getting orbital decompression for graves opthamology (bulging eyes). Is it safe?

I'm considering getting orbital decompression for graves opthamology (bulging eyes). Is it safe?

Yes: Make sure you are seeing a specialist who has experience with this operation. All surgeries have risks, and your surgeon can and shoudl discuss these with you. However, with an experienced surgeon this surgery has a high likelihood of improving the problem with a relatively low risk of complications. ...Read more

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If Graves Opthamology is suspected, and TSH levels begin to fall again after a year on methimiazole is surgery a better option than radioactive iodine?

If Graves Opthamology is suspected, and TSH levels begin to fall again after a year on methimiazole is surgery a better option than radioactive iodine?

My opinion- yes: B"sd
Not a fan of RAI therapy in general. Worsening of opthalmopathy is common with RAI rx – usually give steroids to help mitigate. My recommendation is usually surgical. ...Read more

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After blood vein occlusion in the eye, how long can a person expect swelling in the eye ball after healing? (diagnosis: cystoid macular degenerative / venous tributary occlusion) the occlusion happened over a year ago and I have been under a ophthamolo

After blood vein occlusion in the eye, how long can a person expect swelling in the eye ball after healing? (diagnosis: cystoid macular degenerative / venous tributary occlusion) the occlusion happened over a year ago and I have been under a ophthamolo

You: You need to take this list of questions to the doctor who is doing your injections. It is certainly reasonable for you to know what the long term plan is, as well as the prognosis for your eye specifically. Unfortunately, the research shows that patients with swelling cannot just heal on their own. And having the injections every 6 weeks is definitely better than letting the swelling get worse, and possibly cause permanent damage to your vision. ...Read more

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Had eye surgery (lens transplant) was given 250 mg methylpred iv, now on AcetaZOLAMIDE pills 250 mg, azarga timolol opthamolic. Feel weak. Heart slow.

Had eye surgery (lens transplant) was given 250 mg methylpred iv, now on AcetaZOLAMIDE pills 250 mg, azarga timolol opthamolic. Feel weak. Heart slow.

How slow?: The timolol eye drops can slow your heart, but it shouldn't be under 50 while at rest. Count your pulse. You've just had surgery - you're on a bunch of meds. Give yourself a break. Rest. Take it easy! ...Read more

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Opthamology question: what can be done to slow progression of low pressure glaucoma? Thanks. My mother cannot see out of her right eye due to a failed cornea transplant. Now doctors have confirmed low pressure glaucoma in left eye, so she is slowly goi

Opthamology question: what can be done to slow progression of low pressure glaucoma? Thanks. My mother cannot see out of her right eye due to a failed cornea transplant. Now doctors have confirmed low pressure glaucoma in left eye, so she is slowly goi

Difficult to treat: Low tension glaucoma (ltg) can be difficult to diagnose and effectively treat because the underlying cause of optic nerve damage is not clear. We know that lowering the ocular pressure has a protective effect. This can be achieved through drops or office laser procedures. Ltg patients may also be at risk due to non-ocular conditions such as nocturnal hypotension and vascular perfusion problems. ...Read more

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