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Systane Balance Safe For Glaucoma Patients
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There does not appear to be a problem, depending on other medicines you are taking, which may interact with it. But there have been no good studies about its effects.
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Ashwagandha is a very safe and well-tolerated herb with many benefits that has been used for thousands of years. It has been subject to many research studies. While there is no specific research on it and glaucoma, there is no evidence it is harmful for those with glaucoma and is likely of some benefit. See http://oneearthherbs. Squarespace. Com/diseases/glaucoma. Html
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Many/complex: Micro invasive glaucoma surgery (Migs) is gaining great popularity. These procedures reduce many of the risks associated with conventional trabeculectomy & aqueous drainage device surgery. Some include: iStent, Cypass, Hydrus, canaloplasty, Trabectome, ECP, aqeSys, Xen, Solx, stegman canal expander, etc. Many are available & some are still in clinical trials. ...Read more
One answer: Age does play a role in determining target range for iop to a degree. If the likelihood of too high a target iop is to cause noticeable visual dysfunction for an aging adult, the the target should be set lower. As a person's life journey is near the end, remaining quality of life is an essential factor to consider. Too low a target may worsen their quality (too many meds, unnecessary surgery, etc) ...Read more
How risky is surgery in a glaucoma patient and what is the success rate. That it will preserve vision?
Not exactly sure: It is actually known that hemp components of marijuana can actually lower eye pressure. However, these products are less effective than medicines prescribed by an eye doctor. The number of significant side effects generated by long-term oral use of marijuana or long-term inhalation of marijuana smoke make marijuana a poor choice in the treatment of glaucoma. ...Read more
Consistent follow-up: Vision loss from glaucoma is often subtle at first. But with significant damage, loss may rapidly worsen. Consistent, regular care is essential. The patient must use his medications and keep regular appointments for eye-pressure checks, visual field tests, and optic nerve exams. An ophthalmologist is best trained to offer the most appropriate treatments of drops, laser or surgery. ...Read more
In early glaucoma if there is no loss of visual function, can that mean that any loss in vision is not noticed by the patient in daily activities?
Gradual adjustment: Open angle glaucoma is a wasting disease of the optic nerves, usually associated with elevated intraocular pressure. The earliest changes of glaucomatous optic neuropathy include altered color vision and reduced contrast sensitivity, which may not interfere with your activities of daily living in the same way visual field loss and visual acuity loss do. Reduce your eye pressure with medication. ...Read more
Do people with normal tension glaucoma progress to vision loss sooner than regular tension patients.
Regular tension?: Do you mean those with regular (normal) tension and no glaucoma vs. Normal tension glaucoma. All glaucomas progress at variable rates depending upon age, severity and type of treatment. It is not possible to predict an individual case although predictions can be made when a case is followed for several years and the pattern is known for that case. ...Read more
Optho: how to diagnosis glaucoma when pressure normal pressure and why do these patients take travatan?
In addition to pressure measurements - which can be 'normal' in some cases, glaucoma is diagnosed by evaluating the damage caused to the optic nerve. This can be tested with visual field testing, optic nerve analysis using oct/hrt/gdx and serial stereo photographs.
If damage is occurring, pressure lowering is the treatment. Travatan is a pressure lowering drop. ...Read more
What is the difference between aggressive treatment and nonaggressive treatment for a younger glaucoma patient?
Uncertain benefit: I found this from the Cleveland clinic: "Arginine is made by the body, supplementation is sometimes required. Arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide, which causes vasodilation (blood vessel relaxation). Laboratory evidence suggests that arginine may be useful in the treatment of medical conditions that are improved by vasodilation, including glaucoma." You should also discuss this with your MD. ...Read more
None are safest: The standard treatment of an anxiety d/o is the triad of temporary Benzodiazepine use, intermediate antidepressant use and talk therapy (like CBT). SSRIs are not contraindicated in glaucoma but there is an elevated risk, so they're best avoided. As for Benzo use, they're not a good idea long term or without the other two parts of the treatment. That leaves us with CBT and lifestyle adjustments. ...Read more
Some variation: Normal eye pressure range is 10-21. Glaucoma is when eye pressure exceeds eye resistance to that pressure and varies with the individual case. 14-15 is generally a good target for most cases but some require a lower pressure and some can tolerate higher pressures. Your optimum can be decided with the help of your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
If treatments for glaucoma prevent substantial visual field loss, in 85% of patients, what happens to the remaining 15%?
Clarify: It seems like you have lost 75% of your vision in one eye - is this correct. Glaucoma is best managed by an M.D. Ophthalmologist - preferably a specialist in glaucoma. This is too complex a disease to be handled by optometrists. Please restate the question if this answer misses the point of your question. ...Read more
If glaucoma is 2nd leading cause of blindness, what percent of patients with open angle glaucoma go blind or have substantial field vision loss?
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