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What allergy medicine can glaucoma patients use.

What allergy medicine can glaucoma patients use.

All if open angle: Ppatients with open angle glaucoma can use all allergy medication. Allergy medications can rarely precipitate angle closure in patients with narrow or occludable angles. Ask you ophthalmologist whether you have open angles. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What can people with high eye pressure, glaucoma take for seasonal allergies?

What can people with high eye pressure, glaucoma take for seasonal allergies?

Warning: Seasonal allergy meds may have a warning about glaucoma. This is relevant to narrow angle glaucoma patients, since it is theoretically possible to induce an angle closure attack if not already treated--check with your eye doctor to see if you are at risk. ...Read more

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What can people with high eye pressure, glaucoma take for seasonal allergies?

What can people with high eye pressure, glaucoma take for seasonal allergies?

Depends: If your glaucoma is an open angle type of glaucoma, then you can be free to use any medication. However if you have narrow angles, this may be contraindicated. It is best to ask your doctor which kind you have, and if it is narrow, ask if it is okay for you. Sometimes when narrow angle patients have been adequately treated, they can be able to use these meds. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What allergy medicine is safe for glaucoma patients?

What allergy medicine is safe for glaucoma patients?

No risk: If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, then all of the systemic allergy medications will not cause a problem. Any disclaimers relate to the uncommon angle closure glaucoma which your doctor has no doubt ruled out already if you have this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can allergy medicine cause double vision?

Can allergy medicine cause double vision?

No: New onset double vision should have an evaluation. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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Is pseudo-tumo cerebri and intracranial hypertension the same thing?

Is pseudo-tumo cerebri and intracranial hypertension the same thing?

Benign: Pseudo tumor cerebri and benign intracranial hypertension are similar. They often present with obesity and a severe confusing headache. The pressure can be damaging to the eyes and cause sight impairment so while it can be treated, it needs to be picked up early. ...Read more

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Is intracraneal hypertension a sign of alergy of Accutane medication?

Is intracraneal hypertension a sign of alergy of Accutane medication?

Pseudotumor Cerebri: On mar, 11, 2013: 26, 700 people reported to have side effects when taking accutane. Among them, 189 people (0.71%) have idiopathic intracranial hypertension. ...Read more

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Can intracranial hypertension (iih or bih) produce refractive error in eyes ?

Can intracranial hypertension (iih or bih) produce refractive error in eyes ?

Vision changes: Intracranial hypertension can cause visual deficits due to swelling of the optic discs at the back of your eyes. ...Read more

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What're the tests for idiopathic intracranial hypertension?

What're the tests for idiopathic intracranial hypertension?

Spinal tap: The most direct test is to measure pressure in the spinal fluid. This is done with a spinal tap and pressure measuring column. The fluid column is measured, and then the fluid is drained off. Just draining the fluid can relieve symptoms. Analysis of the fluid would rule out more serious conditions. This procedure is easily performed in a doctor's office or emergency room. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

YES: Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill. ...Read more

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Bp constantly 160/80 despite micardis (telmisartan) 80, norvasc 5, labetolol 50. Pulmonary htn with ckd, lupus.. imdur, diuretics not advised by md. Other choices?

Bp constantly 160/80 despite micardis (telmisartan) 80, norvasc 5, labetolol 50. Pulmonary htn with ckd, lupus.. imdur, diuretics not advised by md. Other choices?

160/80: There seems to be much going on and not fully helping you. For now please check your blood pressure every other morning and every other alternate night. I suspect that the blood pressure data will be different from day to day, in which case you must contact your doctor for treatment advice. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

See opthalmologist: Optician specializes in refraction and not diseases. Allergy is associated with itchy as would be ocular rosacea. I suspect that your problem is more likley form dry eye. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension (also known as pseudotumor cerebri)?

Pseudotumor: is caused by an imbalance of CSF production vs. resorption. The list of causes is lengthy. Low Vit A or iron, elevated Vit A, female gender, obesity or weight gain, tetracycline exposure, obstructive sleep apnea and endocrinologic disorders are contributory. The headaches are typically mild to moderate, diffuse and worsen with reclining. There may be blurring of vision or diplopia. ...Read more

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Supress allergy rhinitis for eyes.Either patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen.. Which one is better?

Supress allergy rhinitis for eyes.Either patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen.. Which one is better?

Both work: These are both ocular antihistamines and work well to treat the symptoms of allergy eyes. There is very little data to suggest that any one ocular antihistamine is any better than another. ...Read more

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Any good allergy eye drops?

Any good allergy eye drops?

Ketotifen: This medication used to be available only with prescription. It is now available as zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway brands. Generics work just as well. It will cost much less than a copay. ...Read more

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Can anti anxiety medicine cause elevated eye pressure ?

Can anti anxiety medicine cause elevated eye pressure ?

Some can: Some drugs that dilate pupils can increase intraocular pressure in some people (those susceptible to narrow angle glaucoma). Let your doctors know about your concerns, and all medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Can visual acuity decreases in case of intracranial hypertension (iih or bih)?

Can visual acuity decreases in case of intracranial hypertension (iih or bih)?

Absolutely: Optic nerve damage leading to visual impairment or blindness can be caused by intracranial hypertension. This is why it is essential that an ophthalmologist is involved with the management of this disorder. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter allergy medicine can someone with high blood pressure take?

What over-the-counter allergy medicine can someone with high blood pressure take?

Antihistamine: Depends on what medications you're taking. Most over-the-counter antihistamines would not pose a significant problem as long as the do not contain decongestant. Cannot comment on specific interactions without knowing what medications you're taking. ...Read more

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Does modafinil cause adverse reaction to a glaucoma patient who is on treatment with Xalatan (latanoprost) and timolol?

Does modafinil cause adverse reaction to a glaucoma patient who is on treatment with Xalatan (latanoprost) and timolol?

Doubtful: Medication side effects can be quite unique in some individuals, but Modafinil is unlikely to adversely affect glaucoma. Would definitely check with your ophthalmologist if eye issues are changing. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more