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  • kimberly09525 1

    Diagnosed at 26

    My son was diagnosed a few years ago.  He quit taking his eye drops for 5 months and his condition has gotten much worse.   Now his Left eye is in end stage.  And it says on the examination this for his left eye: 4+APD, and I wonder what this means.  I think it means there's irreversible damage

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  • mary82920 2

    Anyone taking Methazolamide tablets?

    im taking Methazolamide with other medications to treat my glaucoma and am hoping to connect with someone else who has used this medication, as I have several questions.  Thanks!

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  • khadra 59613 2

    My daughter

    Hi all as from my previous post, my 8 yr old who was diagnosed with Open angle glaucoma has been on her adopt meds n ganfort. The thing is this has lowered her preasures but she still gets eye pain. The doc said this is due to her eyes being dry n the pain is coming from tiny ulcers inside the

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  • robert 37971 2

    Alphagan P 0.1% side effect

    I'm 81 years old and have been using Alphagan for many years but the past few days I've had a burning sensastion after instilling the drops in my eyes. It last only about 30-60 seconds. I thought it might be that my eyes are irritated or tired from computer or winter weather, dry air in apartment,

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  • Tlitt7278 2

    Glaucoma at 24 years old

    Hi there. I was diagnosed with glaucoma the beginning of the year. I am a white Caucasian male. 24 years of age. The doctor says I have low tension glaucoma. And pigmentary dispression. Possibly pigmentary glaucoma. He did the in office laser on both eyes. Also the visual field test came out normal

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  • iqbal 45667 3

    Glaucoma use of Azopt

    I have been presently using Azopt + Travatan for about 3 months. With this as a side effect, I feel unstable/ heavy head/ feeling of being unwell. As far, Travatan is concerned, I had earlier used it as the only eye drops for about 2 months but my IOP did not come down considerably 18 each eye

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  • Arlington77 1

    Cataract surgery despite advanced glaucoma?

    I'm in my mid-60s and have extremely advanced glaucoma in both eyes.  My opthalmologist recently sent me for a consult with a cataract surgeon to discuss operations on both eyes (a month apart).  The surgeon said there was risk due to my advanced glaucoma and also due to my myopia.  But he refused

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  • iqbal 45667 3

    Glaucoma

    I was diagnosed early Glaucoma and early dry AMD in Oct, 2015. The Doc remarked at that time that my Retina is thin. Then he prescribed some eye vitamins for AMD and further said that I should start using eye drops for Glaucoma. I have the impression that one is possiby at risk of Glaucoma when the

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  • Diane66 2

    Tube implant

    Hi,My consultant has talked to me about having this done, but not told me I must have it, but he says it will help to preserve my sight.  I have had a that wear out and that's why you have to have this tube implant? just wondering if anyone has has this done?  How long is the op,...

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  • khadra 59613 2

    Joag

    Hi all my daughter who is 8 was diagnosed with juvenile open angle glaucoma. Her preasures were 38 n 34. After using her drops it has gone down to 12 n 23 in the last 4 months. Am worried as she is so young. Anyo e ever gone through this i would appreciate your feedback thank u

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  • n1992 2

    Glaucoma & driving

    Hi I was diagnosed with angle closure glaucoma last year at 24yrs old. I had trabeculotomy surgery 4 month ago, and thankfully it went successful. I'm off all medication. I informed the dvla about my situation, my question is did anyone else go through the dvla situation and how long did the

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  • Dancer64 2

    Timolol eye drops side effects

    My Dr just put me on Timolol eye drops, a beta blocker type.  I have a headache & extreme tiredness, unsteady gait.  Has anyone else experienced this.  

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  • libralady13 5

    Steroid nasal spray and ocular pressure

    Hi Anyone out there have any experience of taking a nasal steroid spray in particular Fluticasone and ocular pressures rising.  It is listed as a side effect on the leaflet with the spray.  I have been taking this for about 6 months along with an antihistamine for perrenial rhinitis.  I was assured

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  • maria8686 2

    Glaucoma at 30

    Hi! A year ago was diagnosed with glaucoma open angle. I'm only 30. Fortunately I have not even losing eyesight and am at baseline. I fear very much for my future! I want to ask you some things I had pressure 32. We now come xalatan, cosopt and alphagan and my pressures are 19 and 21 (not adjusted)

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  • patrick51322 2

    Glaucoma - new to this, worried, need info/advice

    Hi, I was diagnosed with glaucoma by the GP clinic just yesterday and given a refferal to a specialist in 3 weeks. I was actually diagnosed by accident. I had gone to check why my right eye suddenly had clear near vision and astigmatism at distance vision. Both eyes were checked for pressure. As

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  • beverlyh 2

    Trabeculectomy glaucoma surgery, has anyone had one?

    I had a trabeculectomy surgery in July 2016.  MIGS have not yet been approved for use in my country.  I have had an up and down experience with this surgery and would be interested in discussing post Trabeculectomy surgery experiences with other people.  I have wide angle glaucoma.

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  • lois56337 2

    Graves eye disease

    Graves eye disease. Has anyone had a 3 wall orbital decompression gone bad? Followed by more problems from a muscle biopsy of that same eye?

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  • David now 1

    Doctors disagree about glaucoma

    I've seen two glaucoma specialists. They disagreed on whether i have the disease. Dr wong told me told me I have the second specialist dr kendall told me i didnt have glaucoma. Furthermore he thought the other doctor told me I had glaucoma so he could convince me to do SLT. Doctor

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  • misskh 3

    Lumigan.... Dry/Sore throat.

    I have been using Lumigan eye drops for 12 days due to suspected glaucoma, after 3 days I started to get a really dry mouth during the night. I also wake with a sore throat each morning that eases a bit throughout the day but returns again during the it's always at the front of my

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  • Dancer64 2

    CyPass stent

    My Dr has recommended me to have CyPass stent inserted at the time of my cataract surgery to lower high ocular pressure.  This stent was recently approved by FDA & Medicare is scheduled to approve it in January.  Has anyone had this procedure during clinical trials or possibly after.  Or has your

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  • amy68114 1

    Glaucoma and pregnancey HELP!

    I am 12 weeks and only saw eye doc today. I am type 1 diabetic and have been consontration on getting my levels down. I didn't think the eye drops I take could effect my baby. I take a number of drops for my glaucoma and maxidex for iritis. Have I cause damage to my baby? Doctor says I need to

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  • Tlitt7278 2

    Glacouma at 24

    I went in to the eye doctor last Thursday for a glaucoma testing. I was told I have low tension in my eyes and pigmentory dispersion. But on the pamphlet he gave me it says. pigmentory dispersion low tension glaucoma and pigmenrtory glaucoma. I'm littearly freaking out every second of the day. I'm

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  • saint12 2

    Help!! My mom is going blind.

    I'm Emmanuel by name, from Nigeria. I was searching through the internet with reference to Glaucoma when I came across this forum. I have a 68year old mother who has glaucoma. Optometrist we met for diagnosis authenticated that yes she has the disease. Last medical check we did at a different eye

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  • misskh 3

    Could do with some advise.

    Have just had the results of an eye scan in which I was checked for glaucoma. The results showed some nerve damage the Dr also said there was slightly higher than normal pressure, although when he did a pressure check yesterday he said it was in the normal ever they are. The

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  • n1992 2

    Angle closure glaucoma at 24

    Hi I was diagnosed with angle closure glaucoma, my filed visions came out terrible, my peripheral vision is very damaged and little bit of central vision. I'm 24 and freaking out about the future and if might lose my sight completely. My specialist said surgery is the next step. My eye pressure

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  • Gino9 1

    Glaucoma?

    Diagnosed  2 years ago taking eyedrops since, except for last 6 months. I've always been suspect of the diagnosis, the most recent exam Dr said eye pressue dropped to 12 from high of 15. But I haven't taken the eye drops in 6 months. I'm thinking of second opi ion, hang the costs, but I need it

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  • robert 37971 2

    Dorzolamide

    Anyone using Dorzolamide/Timolol by Actavis 10ml (which was Dorzo/Timolol by Watson)? If you are, are you taking it twice a day? If so, how long does it last you? It is supposed to last 1 1/2 months, but mine never seems to last more than one month. Just want to see if I am only one experiencing

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  • mikeaust 3

    anyone using ganforte?

    Hi does anyone have any experience with ganforte? how much it lowered your pressures? side effects etc thanks

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  • betty47942 3

    Does anyone here take Dorzolamide HCI/Timelol

    I have just recently been put on this medication rather than just the Timelol Maleate because the pressure in one of my eyes was 30! Today I read up on it and found out it can cause fatigue and flu like symptoms! I just came away from feel horrible--sick all over and very and NOW I'm

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  • iqbal 45667 3

    Glaucoma

    I have wide angle Glaucoma for the last one year. I have tried various eye drops. Ultimately now I am using only Travatan once a day in the evening. Earlier also ,I did use it for about 2 months and my IOP was 18 each eye. Again this time after using it for 3 weeks it was the same. My IOP initially

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  • beverlyh 2

    Glaucoma eye drops, over medication, and finding the right doctor

    I've been treated with a variety of eye drops for high eye pressure and now glaucoma (that showed up about a year ago) for about 10 years.  I started out with an opthalmologist who was not a glaucoma specialist and was given a variety of medicated eye drops in an attempt to lower IOP.  I have

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  • sue08 4

    diagnosed with Acute angle-closure

    a couple weeks ago. I do not have glaucoma as of right now but was told with my condition it could happen very quickly. I am booked in for laser surgery on the 18 th of December. Very scared, has any one been through any thing like this?

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  • libralady13 5

    Azopt Side effects

    Hello Not really a new discussion as I asked this before but have not received any asnswers.  Has anyone on Azopt glaucoma drops had trouble with side effects and if so what and mostly what I would like to know is was it immediate or did it happen weeks/months later.  I am trying to decide if the

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