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  • iqbal 45667 3

    Glaucoma

    I was diagnosed early Glaucoma +early dry AMD in Oct, 2015 when I went for a normal check of my eyes. My eye sight was quite reasonable when diagnosed and it is still reasonable though slightly weaker which can also be due to my advanced age of 80+. I use Travatan once a day and Azopt twicw a day. My...

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  • iqbal 45667 3

    Glaucoma

    I was diagnosed early Glaucoma +early dry AMD in Oct, 2015 when I went for a normal check of my eyes. My eye sight was quite reasonable when diagnosed and it is still reasonable though slightly weaker which can also be due to my advanced age of 80+. I use Travatan once a day and Azopt twicw a day. My...

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  • caroline33772 2

    So scared

    65 woman.  Just had annual eye check and was shocked when Optician at Boots said "no need for stronger prescription this time.  Your glaucoma has risen slightly".....Glauocoma...I never knew I had it.   He said "put it to the back of your mind and dont worry there are ops nowadays"...Needless to say...

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  • superberg 1

    Anyone had MLT micropulse laser for lowering IOP?

    Have been on drops; know doc is considering a trab for me; have advanced open angle glaucoma, thin corneas, had corrective lasik done in '97; pressures run from 9-14 (use Richert 7CR tono meter)  heard about MLT - Micropulse Laser Therapy (by Iridex).   Has anyone had good success with lowering their...

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  • bevten 1

    Variable elevated eye pressures

    Hi, I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing this? My IOP readings are all over the place ranging from 20-29. Recently I asked my optician to re check a reading of 24/23/23 left eye, 20/19/20 second eye. She reluctantly did the repeat 5mins later and was very surprised that my readings were 24/25/25...

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  • iqbal 45667 3

    Glaucoma

    I was diagnosed early dry AMD and early Glaucoma about 1.5 yrs  back. My eye sight was reasonable when diagnosed and it is quite alright even now. I have been using Glaucoma eye dropsTravatan once a day and Azopt twice a day for the last about 12 months. Recently for the last about 2 months, I have been...

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  • Mati1066 2

    SLT procedure next week for Glaucoma

    Hi everyone, i have glaucoma with some blindness in my right eye, which appears to be getting worse. My eye pressures are about 22 left eye and 24 right eye. My consultant has suggested an SLT procedure as the first course of action. I agreed but since reading some horror stories about this procedure...

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  • brett1101 1

    Redness in eye

    35 y/o. Had a retinal detachment that turned into glaucoma. Don't have sight in the eye. Using Azopt, Combigan, and Prednisolone twice a day. Had strabismus surgery a year ago to straighten the eye that was becoming lazy. Eye gets really red at times (mostly at night or if I don't get enough sleep)....

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  • michael93616 1

    Diagnosed at 63 - advice / reassurance sought

    Hi - I am a 63 year old male who is very active / fit. Just been diagnosed with low pressure closed angle glaucoma with a splinter haemmorhage and cupping. Been prescribed drops - advised that ther is a 80% chance they will stabilise the problem. Like many people this came as a shock and after searching...

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  • susie29 1

    Imodium and Glaucoma

    I suffer from mild IBS from time to time and occasionally take Imodium. Does anyone know if imodium is safe to take if you have Glaucoma or are a glaucoma suspect.  Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

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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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  • libralady13 5

    Glaucoma and alllergies

    Hi I wonder if there is anyone with glaucoma who also suffers from hayfever or perrenial rhinitis.  I was diagnosed with perrenial rhinitis a couple of years a go and I coped ok with it.  Last year it got bad and my gp gave me a steroid nasal spray and anithistamine tablets. These worked well and continued...

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  • jellybean 2

    travapost eye drops

    hi can anyone tell me if they use Travopost eye drops the side effecs they are having, and how long you have been on them. Thank you.

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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 to...

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  • jean68130 2

    Embedded stitch

    Hi, I had a glaucoma op and at the same time had the cataract in the same eye fixed. I was told that one stitch was still in the eye and not to bother unless it was giving me problems???? On my last check-up I mentioned this and the Dr said that it would be difficult to remove as it was embedded in the...

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  • iqbal 45667 3

    Glaucoma

    I was diagnosed early dry AMD and early Glaucoma about 1.5 yrs  back. My eye sight was reasonable when diagnosed and it is quite alright even now. I have been using Glaucoma eye dropsTravatan once a day and Azopt twice a day for the last about 10 months. Recently I felt slight nasal congestion. Though...

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    Glaucoma eye drops Azopt

    I was diagnosed early dry AMD and early Glaucoma in Oct, 2015 when i went for a normal check up of my eyes. After various eye drops for Glaucoma, i settled down to Travatan once a day and Azopt twice a day for the last about 11 monhs. The Doc told me that I should also use Systane thrice a day to offset...

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  • howard15973 2

    Newly Diagnosed..

    Hi I was just diagnosed with Angle Closure Glaucoma when being fitted for a new glasses prescription. However the optometrist did not reccomend any treatment and just said .." we will see you in 2 years" my vision and pressure was good he said. I would think I should follow up closer with an opthalmologist....

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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 and...

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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 eye....

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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, etc....

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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 and...

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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 hence...

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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 retina...

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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 trabulectomy...does 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 process...

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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 that...

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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 it...

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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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