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Red Wine Eye Pressure Caused Glaucoma
Please help, how much red wine is necessary to drink for lowering eye pressure caused by glaucoma?
Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure?
No: It would not raise intraocular pressure.Get a more detailed answer ›
When I get angry or stressed my left eye hurts and my skin under my left eye burns and become red... Is it high eye pressure? Is it sign of glacoma?
My glaucoma is stable with good pressure. If I have vitrectomy for macular pucker how likely is it eye pressure will raise & cause damage to nerve?
Damage unlikely: Retinal surgeons are very knowledgeable about the possibility of pressure rise after retinal surgery. They schedule follow up examinations to deal with this if it occurs and prevent damage. If they are comfortable that macular pucker surgery will correct your problem, then you should proceed. ...Read more
Dr. Prescribed several eye drops including atropine for pain caused by increased eye pressure but I've heard atropine is not good for glaucoma.
Different type: Glaucoma of the classic type (open angle) requires medication and sometimes surgery. Glaucoma termed "acute" is due to an anatomical issue in the eye which can be precipitated by pupillary dilators such as atropine. Your eye doctor has no doubt ruled this out as a possibility so that Atropine in your case would be safe to use. ...Read more
Pressure atrophy: One theory is that pressure too high for the back of the eye to withstand causes constriction of the blood flow with atrophy of the tissue (nerve fiber) supplied by that blood stream. They then atrophy and this is the basis for the thinning. Lowering the pressure below that threshold for damage prevents further blood vessel constriction and allows the remaining nerve fibers to stay healthy. ...Read more
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 more
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
If gas bubble is required in vitrectomy for peeling macular pucker will it raise eye pressure & cause high risk for progression of existing Glaucoma?
SEE your Eye doctor: Are you seeing EYE M.D.?!! He is better person to ask. ...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 more
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 more
Corneal thickness is 510+ 2. In glaucoma does that mean you add 2 points to my eye pressure reading of 15?
No: The more important way to judge the pressure in the eye is whether or not there is any evidence of damage from pressure on the optic nerve head. The corneal thickness is a separate measurement the shows whether there is or is not an increased risk of developing glaucoma. Your measurement of 510 means that you do have an increase risk to developing glaucoma. ...Read more
Yes: Intraocular pressure should always be measured prior to dilation as it typically increases a little after dilation, especially when monitoring for glaucoma. There are a few conditions where it may be checked after and eye doctors will typically recheck pressures after dilation to ensure accuracy of their technician, but as a rule, this should be documented prior to dilation. ...Read more
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
My opthalmologist says my eye pressure is 25, does a blind person have the same risk of glaucoma?
Depends: What is the cause of the blindness and how severe is it. Elevated pressure in a completely blind eye (no light perceptionat all), is generally not administered except a light touch as treatment in glaucoma is to preserve vision. If there is some vision left and the eye is legally blind (not absolute) then treatment is appropriate to preserve the residual vision. ...Read more
All things equal what determines how long an slt treatment will control eye pressure adequately in glaucoma?
Varies: Depends on amount of iop lowering needed, and amount achieved. It is not uncommon for a retreatment to be needed in 2-4 years. Age of patint and degree of damage also plays a role. ...Read more
My wife's eye pressure was normal but other parameters were not normal. Doctor told it is glaucoma. What to do? How to live with it?
Second opinion: The hallmark of glaucoma, especially in a young person, is elevated pressure. There are other risk factors which contribute to the diagnosis but do not make the diagnosis. If the visual field is altered, that can be a clue, but visual field changes can come from other causes. You should seek a second opinion from an ophthalmologist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. ...Read more
My eye pressure was 24/24 in both eyes. Doc was scared and did full glaucoma work up. Which came back negative. What could be causing this.?
Eye pressues: There is no particular pressure that can be said that is either normal or abnormal. What is a normal pressure for one person may be too high for another. At the pressure of 20, eye doctors start to think of the possibility of glaucoma. In fact, it is possible to have a pressure lower than 20 and still be too high. The diagnosis of glaucoma is based on many factors and not just pressure. ...Read more
Although I have not been diagnosed w/glaucoma, my pressure is slightly up. Will using my inversion table, occasionally, increase eye pressure?
Yes, but: Not to worry. The increase in eye pressure will be small and temporary. Do see your eye MD for baseline exam including eye pressure, examination of the optic nerve and its cup to disc ratio, and a visual field test to measure your peripheral vision. Future exams each six months will compare to the baseline exam. Loss of optic nerve tissue or peripheral vision will require treatment. ...Read more
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?
Yes: Slt usually effective, if not can always take 2nd drop. ...Read more
Optometrist tested eye pressure. Left 15 & right 20. Should I have insisted on testing for glaucoma? 5 mos. Later opthomologist diagnosed glaucoma.
When you change a glaucoma medication because of side effects, how long after you start the new medication should you have the eye pressure checked.
2 weeks: It takes 2 weeks for the old medicine to be completely out of the system and for the new medication to stabelize the pressure. ...Read more
Does cannabis effectively lower the eye pressure and help manage glaucoma symptoms? I am not considering using it, just want to know if it is an option for me, as I have been struggling with the disease for more than seven years.
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