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What to do if my eyes are diagnosed as having glaucoma?

What to do if my eyes are diagnosed as having glaucoma?

See a specialist: Figure out if it's progressing at current eye pressure range and lower the pressure if it's worsening. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


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How does an eye doctor treat and diagnose someone with cataracts, glaucoma, or detached retina?

How does an eye doctor treat and diagnose someone with cataracts, glaucoma, or detached retina?

Diagnosed by exam: Each of these need extensive exam, follow-up and treatment. Books are written on each subject. ...Read more

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What should I do if eyes are diagnosed as glaucoma?

What should I do if eyes are diagnosed as 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 more

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Eyes feel weird. Glaucoma?

Eyes feel weird. Glaucoma?

Not usually: The most common types of glaucoma are completely painless. There is not usually any different feeling unless pressure is extremely high. ...Read more

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How often should I have my eyes checked if I have glaucoma?

How often should I have my eyes checked if I have glaucoma?

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 more

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How often do you have your eyes checked if you have glaucoma?

How often do you have your eyes checked if you have glaucoma?

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 more

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Please help! what is glaucoma of the eyes and how serious is this?

Please help! what is glaucoma of the eyes and how serious is this?

Optc nerve: Glaucoma is an eye condition that causes loss of peripheral vision from progressive optic nerve damage it is serious and you should be followed with eye exams every 6 months as a minimum. ...Read more

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Besides getting your eyes checked. And when you have glaucoma, what happens to you?

Besides getting your eyes checked. And when you have glaucoma, what happens to you?

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

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Glaucoma is a disease of the eyes. my grandma, has complaint in her eyes, what do you advise?

Glaucoma is a disease of the eyes. my grandma, has complaint in her eyes, what do you advise?

Many eye diseases: Without an eye exam and more specific, it is hard to tell what could be causing your grandma's eye complaints. Take her in to get evaluated. The eye doctor will advise on recommendations for her. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am curious if drops for glaucoma makes eyes darker, is there any drops that make your eyes brighter?

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

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Will my eyes look normal if I have glaucoma surgery?

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 more

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Can putting pressure around the eyes and behind the eyes cause glaucoma?

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

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Could glaucoma eyedrops make your eyes red?

Could glaucoma eyedrops make your eyes red?

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

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White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

White spots by my eyes. Is this glaucoma or something?

Pingueculae: If these spots are on the white part of the eye, they may be benign growths called pingueculae. If they are on the eyelid, they may be plugged oil glands. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with pigmentary glaucoma, so what is supposed to happen to my eyes?

I've been diagnosed with pigmentary glaucoma, so what is supposed to happen to my eyes?

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 more

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Can glaucoma cause headaches or eyes to ache.?

Can glaucoma cause headaches or eyes to ache.?

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 more

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