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Glaucoma

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  • Glaucoma: How do you cope?

    A little background. I was living with horrible headaches that would temporary blur my vision, they got progressively worse, then a day came where my left eye stayed blurred. Symptoms days before diagnosis were awful. Complete blurred vision in left eye, pupil opened no dilation, throwing up, fever,...

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  • 29 yr old glaucoma suspect, so scared :(

    I've always had bad eyesight but did not think too much about it. I just went to local optometrists to get new glasses/contact lens prescriptions every year, and nothing ever came up. No family history of eye diseases (other than my mother and my younger sister also having nearsightedness, though...

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  • 8 on Optic Nerve damage chart caused by Glaucoma?

    I have had Glaucoma for a bunch of years and have tried to keep my IOP down as low as possible.  During this time I did not know much about my cupped optic nerve damage.  After some nasty IOP increases resulting from a cataract procedure my right eye pressure jumped into the 40s!   This...

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  • Glaucoma and living at high altitudes

    Hello, ​Does anyone know the risks of aggravating glaucoma by living in cities at higher altitudes such as Mexico City or Denver.  This is at altitudes around 6,000 feet.  Is there any significant effect on the IOP. Thanks 

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  • Drops

    When I put my drops in, half of the time some of the drops either run out of the outer or inner corner of my eye. What am I doing wrong? This has been an ongoing problem. My doctor says as long as it touches my eye, it is fine. Bit it still concerns me. Any advise on how to keep the full drop in my eye?

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  • Cant find an eye drop to suit me..

    I have high pressure (24) in both eyes. have tried Travatan. after a month, I suddenly got blind spots in the centre of my eyes..was changed to Monopost.this is leaving me very lightheaded, anxious,and fuzzy headed..now he has changed me to Timofluid. I am so afraid to start this,as it contains a beta...

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  • I have glaucoma

    I had a trabeluectomy 9 years ago a and had bleb needling with 5fu done 4 days ago and have quite a bit of pressure behind my eye since with little sight is this normal?

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  • Can glaucoma be missed?

    I've had all the symptoms for a while. Also have sleep apnea anemia high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I've been check for glaucoma but the opthamologist said no. Is it possible to miss it??

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  • Latanoprost is hell!

    Hi,I was recently put on Latanoprost once a day 2 months ago.Up unto about a few days ago I didn't have any of the side effects.My neck hurts and I have flu like symptoms as it said might occur.This Is so unbearable I decided to stop my meds for a day and further more until u can get a walk in appointment...

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  • Glaucoma

    I had bleb needling with 5fu done 2 days ago and today I'm feeling like there is a lot of pressure behind my eye is this normal

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  • My glaucomatous right eye seems to see better now...

    I have so many things to talk with us all about on the glaucoma in my right eye. But this is the matter that I was looking for in the internet, and then I said to myself, there must be some glaucoma forums in the net. So, I am now registered in this forum. Thanks to the founder and operator and staff...

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  • Side effects of drops.

    Hi i use Azarga twice a day and Latanoprost at night before bed. Every couple of months. I experience recurring neck and head pain and vomiting to the point I can't even keep fluid down. I wondered if this could be a side effect of the drops or if anyone else experiences this? Thank you.

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  • Trabeculectomy after effects

    Hi. I had a trabeculectomy back in July and it was very successful and surgeon was happy that everything had gone to plan. However the last few weeks I've noticed my eye gets really sore when I am doing computer work and I have to keep blinking or sitting with my eyes shut for a while before I can...

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  • glaucoma and asthma

    I have glaucoma and asthma.  The steroid inhaler for asthma increases my IOP as noted by my ophthalmologist. My GP dismissed this as there was no contraindication which seems to be true but it was stated as a possible side-effect in the information leaflet of the steroid inhaler.  By not using...

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  • Do I really have glaucoma?

    Diagnosed with glaucoma 3 years ago. Stopped the eye drops 2 years ago. Optic nerve pics show no discernable change from 3 years ago. Visual field tests show some areas of vision loss. Unchanged from 3 years ago. I am 67 years old. I have mild sleep apnea, doc says my type of glaucoma is indicated when...

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  • Closed Angle Glaucoma

    I have closed angle glaucoma and have suffered from chronic headaches all my life.  I am 47. A few years ago I had an iridotomy and following that I went without a headache for two weeks.  No fuzziness or dull ache but then it gradually returned. The eye specialist assured me that this would...

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  • Glaucoma for 20 years now only 39 and it's getting worse

    Can't read driving eyesight test. So went to get signed off at specsavers only to be sent back to the specialist and after field test it's not looking good. He said I Hve to come back for the driving sight test. But it's likely IL be unfit to drive!! I've got 2 kids. Who else has been...

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  • Eye problem/Glaucoma

    I was diagnosed early dry AMD/ Glaucoma about 2 yrs back. My eye sight was quite alright when diagnosed and it still remains almost the same with slight decrease. I have been using Travatan eye drops once a day and Azopt twice a day for the last18 months. About 2-3 weeks back, I started having Headache...

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  • Do I have normal tension glaucoma or not? 28 years old, scared.

    Hello, I was followed by an ophthalmologist for about 2 years as glaucoma suspect. I am 28, male, very near sighted (-9.00). I always have a "normal" eye pressure, ranges from 12-17. Three years ago I was doing the routine eye exam and the doctor told me I had some vision field loss as well...

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  • 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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  • Glaucoma "suspect" @ 36

    Completely new to this world, unfortunately. Was referred to an opthalmologist after an eye exam that revealed an eye pressure of 25 in both eyes, as well as, a right eye that looked "mildly suspicious for glaucoma." After seeing an opthalmologist I've been diagnosed an open angle glaucoma...

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  • anyone using trusopt,preserve free. eye drops.

    HI all; was told I had high pressure in both eyes,my visual field was perfect,but I was given Travatan,to use at night..no real problems,until the 3rd week, got white stuff coming out of my eyes,also couldn't see properly, also got spots on my scalp and the odd one over my body..so I got them changed..so...

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  • Glaucoma

    Some one told me that Dr Konrot (spelling possibly wrong) of  Califonia has some device which is useful to rectify/control Glaucoma. Only thing is that one has to go for his consultation/ use of his device. After that one can go home and keep using that device till problem is controlled. Has any...

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  • Glaucoma progression

    My doctor is suggesting laser surgery although no GPA warning "Progression likely/possible" is not appearing on Visual Field Test and there are no three or more same points deteriorating in 2 or 3 consecutive test. Should I be concerned? Should I accept the surgery? I do not feel good to question...

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  • Driving after a Trabeculectomy

    Hi I had a trabeculectomy in July. Everything went fine. Surgeon is extremely pleased with that everything is proceeding well and i feel my eyesight is better than ever - no more fuzzy or blurry eye! However the surgeon has told me I have to inform DVLA about having glaucoma in both eyes. This has...

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  • 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...

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  • ICE type glaucoma

    Hi everyone Does any one suffer with ICE type glaucoma, diagnosed about 15 years ago and have been raking drops every since.Have had surgery about 7 years ago and eye has been through a lot hence eye sight has deteriorated. would love to hear from others who suffer with this condition.

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  • Narrow angle-glaucoma

    Yesterday, my opthalmologist said he detect narrow angle but don't have glaucoma.  I'm planning  to have a cataract surgery in Feb to get rid off my glasses and he said, that surgery eill tske care of narrow angke-glaucoma.  My question is, should I wait until Feb to have the caract...

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  • Glaucoma eye drops Azopt and Travatan

    I was diagnosed early dry AMD and early Glaucoma about 1.5 yrs  back. My eye sight was reasonable when diagnosed and it is alright even now with slight decrease. I have been using Glaucoma eye dropsTravatan once a day and Azopt twice a day for the last more than 12 months. There was no problem uptill...

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  • 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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  • Cupping - Normal Eye Pressure

    Hi all! I guess I am just looking for some information as to others peoples experiences.  I went to get my eyes checked for new glasses after two years and was told that I had some "cupping" in my left eye but my eye pressure was normal. My vision had also gotten worse in that...

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