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Is my glaucoma likely to get worse during my pregnancy?

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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Unlikely, recommend regular check ups with your ophthamologist.

In brief: No

Unlikely, recommend regular check ups with your ophthamologist.
Dr. Renee Harris
Dr. Renee Harris
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually no

Pregnancy typically lowers eye pressure.
Most topical glaucoma medications have not been studied in pregnancy. Sometimes laser or surgery can be done to avoid medications. Alphagan (generic name brimonidine) is pregnancy class b -- not teratogenic in animals.

In brief: Usually no

Pregnancy typically lowers eye pressure.
Most topical glaucoma medications have not been studied in pregnancy. Sometimes laser or surgery can be done to avoid medications. Alphagan (generic name brimonidine) is pregnancy class b -- not teratogenic in animals.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Aileen Caceres
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes and No

According to the glaucoma research foundation, glaucoma among pregnant women may actually improve.
It is important to be aware of the changes that are going on in your body during pregnancy and how they could affect your eyesight. In general, eye pressure actually tends to decrease in pregnant women, possibly due to the body’s hormonal changes. This may be beneficial to some women with glaucoma.

In brief: Yes and No

According to the glaucoma research foundation, glaucoma among pregnant women may actually improve.
It is important to be aware of the changes that are going on in your body during pregnancy and how they could affect your eyesight. In general, eye pressure actually tends to decrease in pregnant women, possibly due to the body’s hormonal changes. This may be beneficial to some women with glaucoma.
Dr. Aileen Caceres
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