Doctor insights on:
What Are Some Precautions To Be Taken For Glaucoma
Use meds: Use the eye drops regularly to prevent further optic nerve damage. Good general health preservation is good in any disease. If you have closable angles be very careful not to take any meds such as antihistamines that could dilate the pupils also make sure no one dilates your eyes at the eye doctors office by mistake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitor and treat!: You must treat, monitor, and ensure the glaucoma is not progressing. Follow the advice of your eye specialist. Do not ignore the condition. Once you can detect it in your vision it is very far advanced. You can not get back vision you have lost from glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are glaucoma meds frequently referenced in precautions when the physician prescribes other non related prescriptions?
Diagnosed with cataracts and glaucoma. Since glaucoma and diabetes have similar symptoms, should I be checked for diabetes as a precaution?
Doesn't hurt: Most people with glaucoma do not actually have any symptoms, and the link between diabetes and glaucoma is confusing (linked in some studies and not in others). However diabetes is very common and you are over age 40, so a reasonable thing to check just for general health - see your primary doc for advice on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early glaucoma: In early stage glaucoma, baseline testing is done with visual field and sometimes nerve fiber layer scanning. The cup to disc ratio of the optic nerve is noted. Treatment by SLT laser or eye drops attempts to lower the eye pressure about 25%. Patients are checked 3 to 4 times per year. Each year, the testing is repeated. If worse, then treatment must be more aggressive.If not worse, you are OK. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They don't: Prostaglandin inhibitors ; latanoprost, travatan z and Lumigan are most often given at night because they can cause some ocular surface irritation. This is noticed less while sleeping. They can be taken in the morning . A gel forming drop such as timolol gf should be taken before sleep since it can blur your vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OCT of the : optic nerve helps with the diagnosis but it does not proveit on its own. Many factors are taken into account before confirming the diagnosis including optic nerve appearance, eye pressure, visual field test etc. If glaucoma is confirmed, OCTs are reliable for following the progression up until the more severe stages of glaucoma. Good luck. ...Read more
Glaucoma open angle. Pressure readings taken 4 successive weeks are 20, 26, 28 & 31. Why the wide range of readings in only 1 mo. Which is right?
Several options: Untreated glaucoma can give quite variable readings depending upon the state of the eye, the time of day and your hydration. If you are being treated, then all of the numbers you quote are too high. The devices that measure pressure are + or - 1-2 points so that also causes some variation. If your numbers are correct, then the trend is upwards - not a good thing, and needs attention right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In monitoring open angle glaucoma, if oct test results taken 1 yr. Apart are different, can it mean glaucoma isn't stable? No change in visual field.
Open angle glaucoma: By definition will diminish your retinal nerve fiber layer (rnfl) over time if not well controlled. Serial rnfl scans are highly sensitive and can detect small changes prior to a formal visual field test demonstrates changes. Questions if loss is occurring can be answered by looking at serial scans of the rnfl over time and looking for trends. So, yes, it may not be stable and requires follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?
- What are some possible reasons for semen to turn from white to light yellow?
- What are some safety precautions i should take for my newborn baby at home?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What are some precautions that copd patients should be taking?
- What is a functional heart murmur and what precautions need to be taken with one?
- What are some foods are good to eat for thyroxine?
- What are some precautions i can take to avoid having an allergic reaction?
- Talk to a ophthalmologist online for free