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What To Do If My Eyes Are Diagnosed As Having Glaucoma
Be responsible!: Make sure you have glaucoma, then follow their treatment recommendations and monitor. You can not get back vision lost from glaucoma. The damage is painless and only noticeable in your vision at the later more serious stages of the disease. Be responsible and do not wait or be in denial. If treated, 98% + can be controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most glaucoma specialists will see you every three to four months. However in severe forms, you may be seen more often. In less severe forms or forms where you are a suspect it may be every 6 months . Depends on the risk factors of the individual and the characteristics of the eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Glaucoma: Depends on the severity of the glaucoma and how well it is controlled with your current treatment. Standard if the glaucoma is controlled is to be checked every 3-4 months. It may be less frequent if the glaucoma is stable and the current treatment has worked for many years. Possibly more frequent to see if changes in treatment are working. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow-up: Continued follow-up care is the most important with glaucoma. Diring these regular check-ups, your eye md will check your pressures and perform glaucoma tests such as visual fields and nerve fiber analyses to determine if you glaucoma is stable. There are a variety of treatment options that will help keep the glaucoma stable and you from losing vision. Again, regular follow-ups are critical. ...Read more
I am curious if drops for glaucoma makes eyes darker, is there any drops that make your eyes brighter?
Glaucoma drop fx: One class of glaucoma medications can result in the darkening of the iris and even pigment the skin around the eyes. Unfortunately, there is no drop that will make the eyes "brighter". Using artificial tears for dryness and keeping the eyes moist and healthy will keep them their brightest. ...Read more
They should: Most glaucoma surgery is performed in such a way as to prevent anyone from seeing what was done. Occasionally, a more involved surgery could at least temporarily cause the eye to look a little different, but most of the time, there is no change to the eye's appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, rarely: There are many types of glaucoma, some of which are due to elevation of eye pressure. When the eye is compressed, the pressure increases and there can be damage to the optic nerve. This can be a result of trauma causing a hemorrhage in the orbit, tumors compressing on the eye, and even pressure from sleeping on one's eye. Most often, the pressure build up in glaucoma is due to internal factors. ...Read more
Yes, definitely: The most commonly used class of glaucoma eye drops called prostaglandins can cause red eyes. It is is most often a cosmetic problem, and many times will clear up after a month of use. You can also develop an allergy to a glaucoma eye drop, also leading to red eyes. Lastly, the preservatives in eye drops, if used over extended periods, can lead to dry eyes, and also, red eyes. See you eye MD. ...Read more
Treatable pressure: In pigmentary glaucoma, the release of pigment from components of the eye rubbing against each other (lens fibers to iris) releases pigment which can float onto the drains of the eye, elevating the pressure. Your ophthalmologist can recommend drops and sometimes surgery to treat this pressure elevation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does glaucoma cause pain in the eyes as a first symptom? Sometimes if i read too much or spend more time at the computer i feel pressure and pain in my eyes. I asked my friends and they said that nothing similar has happened to them. Could this be first s
Yes, but: Certain types of glaucoma can cause eye ache (angle closure, inflammatory, neovascular, etc), but eye pain isn't a hallmark of glaucoma (for that matter, elevated intraocular pressure isn't either - about 1/3 of people with glaucoma in the US are thought to have "normal tension" glaucoma - ie the pressure falls in a "normal" range). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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