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What is the best treatment for glacoma?

What is the best treatment for glacoma?

Lowest side effects: The best treatment is that which prevents glaucoma progression while minimizing side effects. This could be eye drops, laser surgery , or even incisional surgeries. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


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Best glaucoma laser,etc. treatment for healthy 90 yr old couger w/things to do, & people to see?

Best glaucoma laser,etc. treatment for healthy 90 yr old couger w/things to do, & people to see?

Congrats on: being an active, busy 90 year old cougar. I want you to see the best Opthamologist you can find in Myrtle beach and consult with them. Ask you primary care who the best is, you deserve nothing less. Got to keep those peepers working good. ...Read more

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What are glaucoma treatment options?

Many: The goal in glaucoma treatment is to get the internal eye pressure lower than the level causing risk to vision. Most cases can be assisted with pressure lowering eyedrops to which can be added laser treatment if needed. Advanced or unresponsive cases may need surgery. There are many options; your ophthalmologist can assist you with the best course of action. ...Read more

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How is glaucoma treatment for juveniles?

How is glaucoma treatment for juveniles?

Medical/surgical: Most infantie glaucoma cases are congenital in nature , due to a structural malformation of the eye. These are usually treated with surgical intervention very early. Adolescent glaucoma is rare and an attempt to treat it medically, with drops may tried, unless there is a structural component to t he disease that requires surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for glaucoma?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/glaucoma/basics/treatment/con-20024042

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Where is a good treatment for a child with glaucoma?

Where is a good treatment for a child with glaucoma?

Pediatric EyeMD: Pediatric glaucoma is a medical emergency, and should be treated by a pediatric eyemd as soon as possible! failure to do so may result in rapid and irretrievable loss of function. Most university eye centers have this specialty. Don't delay! ...Read more

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What is the cause of glaucoma? Is there any treatment

Various: Simply put, glaucoma is any condition in which the fluids of the inside of the eye meet resistance to leaving the eye, and have to elevate the pressure to overcome that. The most common cause is an age related drop in outflow ability. There are other causes such as trauma, various diseases, etc. Treatment is by drugs, lasers and surgery to relieve the pressure - usually effective. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. How many months might it take before you know if initial treatment has stabilized condition?

Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. How many months might it take before you know if initial treatment has stabilized condition?

6-12 months: If a 30% reduction in pressure is achieved, you can be pretty sure the progression is arrested. Testing the many parameters followed in glaucoma patient (visual field, retinal nerve fiber layer, c:d volume, etc) can take a year to be sure they are not worsening. ...Read more

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How do genetics factor in to glaucoma that isn't successfully controlled. Does it mean that resistance to treatment for glaucoma is hereditary?

How do genetics factor in to glaucoma that isn't successfully controlled. Does it mean that resistance to treatment for glaucoma is hereditary?

Probably: Research is elucidating much information on how genetics play a pathophysiologic role in glaucoma. It is true that those individuals affected by the most common form of glaucoma (poag) have been found to have mutations in several genes, including myocilin, optineurin, and cyp1b1. Some of the defective proteins formed by these mutants may have more negative influence on how responsive treatment is. ...Read more

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