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Right Angle Glaucoma
Very painful: Acute angle closure glaucoma is a painful and potentially blinding disease, that is responsible for about 10% of all glaucomas. It is caused by the iris (color of the eye) blocking the drain on the inside of the eyeball. This leads to sudden and severe pressure elevation, with ensuing pain and cloudy vision. If not treated promptly, it will result in permanent blindness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Right eye open angle glaucoma with moderate field damage and optic atrophy. Does optic atrophy mean end stage glaucoma?
Depends: There are many types of glaucoma, and yes potentially, if the pressure is very high, you could have pain (among other things, like nausea and vomiting). But there are many more non glaucoma diseases that could cause pain, whether its your right eye or the left eye, likr dry eyes... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Open angle glaucoma in right eye with 50% nerve damage and moderate field loss. Left eye shows no signs of glaucoma. Will it ever?
It's very possible: The number one risk for glaucoma is the same diagnosis in the fellow eye. You will need to have regular eye pressure tests along with field of vision and OCT tests at least every 6 months. If you are compliant with drops and or laser and keep appts you are unlikely to lose vision. ...Read more
Could u please explain what is the mechanism in the angle clossure glaucoma and open angle glaucoma.?
Elevated IOP: Angle closure glaucoma is an acute elevation of intraocular pressure secondary to mechanical blockage of the trabecular meshwork (the drainage area of the eye) by the peripheral iris. Open angle glaucoma is usually caused by a chronic elevation of intraocular pressure caused by blockage and resistance to outflow within the trabecular meshwork leading to an optic neuropathy in susceptible eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus congestion: Will not cause angle glaucoma. In patients who have narrow anterior chamber angles (which would be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist), taking medications to treat a sinus infection could lead to an angle closure glaucoma attack. If you have narrow angles, you should avoid decongestants and anti-histamines until you are told by your ophthalmologist that it's ok to use them. ...Read more
Double and blurry vision in left eye after glaucoma trab surgery with express shunt implant in right eye, what to do?
Immediately after: surgery, it is normal to have some blurry vision. The swelling initially will change the way your eye muscles function and cause you to have some double vision. These should improve over time. Continue follow up with your eye surgeon as trab surgery is "high maintenance" surgery and requires some constant TLC. Good luck. ...Read more
Glaucoma Rx: With narrow angle glaucoma, raised pressure causes decreased visual acuity and sometimes pain and redness. Treatment may consist of a quick laser surgery to allow the pressure to subside. An alternate treatment may be oral medicine or eye drops. Let your eye provider help you decide when to treat. There is no magic number. It is important to keep the pressure within normal to prevent damage. ...Read more
It can increase IOP: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090328145710aa3jfbq it has anti-cholinergic properties that can cause intra-ocular pressure in the eye to increase, due to obstruction of the normal flow of fluid out of the eye. The link above explains it in more detail. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can affect left eye, bones of nasal bridge, left temporal, cause blurred vision.Nasal congest left side, bone loss under left eye between and pain
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Yes: The lens: usually clear, behind iris & like "pillow in a pillowcase." Lens can get cloudy/white=Cataract & can affect VA. If significant or causing narrow angles, surgery may be indicated:Cataract is # 1 cause of preventable blindness in world. Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed in world & US. Complication risk very low; best time in history to have CS: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more
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