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What Do The Numbers In A Glaucoma Reading Mean
What to do if I have high pressure readings, does this automatically mean What to do if I have glaucoma?
Ocular hypertension: Some people have elevated eye pressures and never develop glaucoma. This is call ocular hypertension. Treating patients with very high pressures has been shown to decrease the risk of developing glaucoma damage. If you have glaucoma--nerve damage with vision loss- you will be treated with drops to lower pressure. ...Read more
Use travatan for open angle glaucoma. After 8 mos. Oct readings are not the same. Does this mean travatan is not stopping or slowing nerve damage?
No: I assume that you are talking about the intraocular pressure that has not changed.. May be need a change in medication. Are you diabetic? Are you losing peripheral vision. You must return to your opthalmologist asap as you are in the right age to possibly lose your sight if not followed closely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How inflated...: ... The eye is. Pressure is measured in milimeters of mercury (mmhg). Most people have eye pressure between 10-20 mmhg. If it appears higher (especially if there is a family history of glaucoma), your doctor may want to perform some tests to rule out the disease. Pressure is also one of the few tests we can use to see how well our glaucoma treatment is working. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Glaucoma. Past month pressure readings have been 26-31. Have used drops 5 days & reading today was 20. Can it drop that fast?
Diagnosed with glaucoma today. My pressure was 28 but several readings have been 21. What is an acceptable pressure reading to stop damage.
Your target number: Every glaucoma patient has a unique target number that prevents further optic nerve damage. Usually this is about a 20-30% reduction from baseline. This number will be adjusted based on age and severity of the disease. You will be monitored to make sure you stay within your target range, and tested periodically to make sure you are not developing new damage. Don't miss your drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have glaucoma & received 2 opinions. One dr said corneal thickness was 510 + 2 & other said 516. Why would the readings be different?
Can you take robinul (glycopyrrolate) if you have glaucoma or are glaucoma suspect? I was reading that if you have glaucoma you shouldn't take it. Why is that?
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
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