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Systane Balance Safe For Glaucoma Patients
Refresh liquigel eye drops works amazing for my dry eyes more than any eye drop. Side effects using gel? Long term? How many times dy is ok?
How effective are punctal plugs for treating dry eyes after lasik? I am close to 1 year post op and artficial tears aren't helping.
Can anyone tell me is using ketotifen ophthalamic solution and previously used olopatadine eye drops.Are there some good eye drops availabe?
Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin is a common antibiotic used for eye infection in both adults and children. It is safe for the eyes. Pediatricians use oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin sparingly in children because oral has not been well tested in children and studies indicate that oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may lead to joint growth problems as seen in 1 study on doberman puppies. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prob: The question is whether we can figure out what is the cause of insomnia in a person with dementia---at times it can be caused by sleep architecture breakdown from the illness itself; at times from poor sleep hygiene; at times from meds or alcohol; at times from a sleep disorder such as apnea; can be from depression;; so important to first try to get to the cause... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops (0.1% Olopatadine Hydrochloride) are they safe specially for hearing. Are they ototoxic? Are they generally safe to use?
Safe & Effective: Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops are very safe and effective for allergic conjunctivitis and have minimal side effects. Common side effects include burning, dry eyes, headache, and redness. I have not seen any ear complications from this medication. Not listed on common adverse reactions. ...Read more
Safe to scuba gluacoma/icl/tafluprost
29/male. Had icl surgery in 2009 and i currently take taflotan (tafluprost) for glaucoma. Is it safe to dive?
Probably no issue: I notice your question has been posted for a long time. I hope your ophthalmologist has addressed this for you. Unless their is some concern about the drainage angle of your eye(scarring from surgery--pas), or if your glaucomatous disease is far advanced, or your iop is uncontrolled, i don't see there to be too much of a concern about diving. As always, careful monitoring is always advisable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Some caveats, glaucoma disease should already be controlled and not severe enough to have limited visual acuity. Once the cornea is thinned, then it is more difficult to estimate the true pressure inside the eye to monitor for disease progression. Also flap microkeratomes increase eye pressure temporarily while making the cut so intralase laser might be a better way to create the flap. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Slt (selective laser trabeculoplasty) has risk of pressure spike right after and inflamation for a short time following the proceedure this is managed with medications for 4-7 days. The risk profiles for most glaucoma drops is also low but is ongoing as long as you take them. For the older individual (higher % of glaucoma patients) medication risks and interactions are more prevelent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cendo lyteers good for dry eyes ? Can it use for long term and use while wearing cl ? Cendo lyteers or restasis which is better for dry eyes ?
I'm using allergan (combigan and ganfort) for an advanced glaucoma. Are these the best drugs for treating glaucoma, or are there better ones?
Glaucoma: Both combigan and ganfort are combination drops. Both contain timolol which would be unnecessary duplicate therapy with potential for side effects. This maybe something to address with your eye doc. However, it is often difficult to suggest alternatives in advanced glaucoma if a regimen is already working for you...a sort of ' don't fix what's not broken' approach. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use eyestil eye drops and vistotears gel when planning and during pregnancy as a patient who had lasik surgery 6 months ago?
Yes: If you use many tear drops every day you may want to consider a preservative free drop. Some people become allergic to the preservative in larger tear drop bottles. If you are using more that a couple of drops a day see your ophthalmologist to determine the type of dry eye disease you have to come up with a customized treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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