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What Lifestyle Changes Can Be Made To Keep Eye Pressure Down In Glaucoma Victims
Some choices: Do not overdrink liquids this can elevate eye pressure in extremes. Doing upside down exercizes can increase eye pressure just by adding the hydrostatic pressure of the blood column. One should treat sleep apnea if that is a problem. If blood pressure is high lowering should be done carefully in glaucoma prone patients as rapid lowering can cause damage to the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you change a glaucoma medication because of side effects, how long after you start the new medication should you have the eye pressure checked.
Use travatan for glaucoma w/40% reduction in pressure, but afraid of eye color change. Dr said slt would lower pressure the same amount. Right?
probably: Travatan and other drugs in is class can darken an eye that has some brown in the iris to begin with (hazel). Not a true blue eye and a dark brown eye is too dark to notice. Slt can have the effect of that medication in lowering the internal eye pressure although the effect is variable and may not be long lasting. There are other anti-glaucoma medications available however. ...Read more
Travatan has lowered eye pressure in glaucoma 40% but i'm very afraid of possible eye color change. Could cosopt also lower pressure 40%?
Do not worry: Travatan is very effective at lowering pressure with almost no side effects, but more importantly can help prevent vision loss from glaucoma by lowering the pressure. The eye color change is rare, and might occur with long term use in people with blue eyes and a hazel center. The hazel part might appear darker or larger over a long period of time. Cosopt is ok, but has more side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How best can glaucoma be managed, in addition to eye drop treatment to bring down ocular pressure?
In mild stage open angle glaucoma in 1 eye is it safe to have lasik surgery. Is there a risk it will permanently raise eye pressure & treatment change?
If my eye pressure has come out to be 24, is it for sure that i have glaucoma. if yes, then how can it be treated.?
Not definitive: Glaucoma is a condition in which the eye pressure exceeds the ability of the circulation in the back of the eye to withstand it. A pressure of 24 is normal for some. If you have no field loss, thick corneas and healthy looking discs, then you probably have nothing to worry about. Get a second opinion with an ophthalmologist to see what your status is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
0-70: Minimum 0 mmhg when the eye is completely collapsed and too much fluid is exiting the eye for the amount made. Maximum somewhere around 70 mmhg since eventually the eye can't make any more fluid (ischemic ciliary body). With repeated injections, you may be able to make the eye pressure higher. Glaucoma is when the pressure causes retinal ganglion cell loss (a different number for everyone). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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