Glaucoma at 30

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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). My cornea is 600 and 610 so the pressure is 17 and 15; We measure the pressure having in mind the thickness of the cornea?

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    Congratulations..your pressure went down fast.  25 and over is not good.  Take your drops every day and don't miss.  Keep asking questions of other people who have the same situation and I'm not sure if you are a praying woman; if you are, keep praying to Jesus.  I have had it for a year and ended up having to have tubes put in and was on 7 drops...now down to 5.  My pressure is now at 20 after my surgery.  Try not to be scared because it can make you fearful.  We are here for you.  I have to talk to other folks too because it make me fearful also.  Hopefully you have a compassionate and wise specialist (that's real important.)

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    To maintain your good pressure you will have to continue your eye drops probably for life unless a cure is found. Shortly a new once a month injection will be available to replace daily eye drops. Laser is only temporary and the only alternative is surgery.
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      Sorry for my english is not very well .. I am from Greece. My question is in accordance with the thickness of my corneas my pressure falls 4 points; The drops of these put a month, there is room to fallen binoculars my pressure? My doctor says that my pressure should be less than 20
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    Maria, I also had a glaucoma diagnosis at 30. I am now 76 with little optic nerve damage. I was devastated when I got the dx. Eventually I had less fear. I am very lucky and have had good treatment. I can relate to your situation and wish you well. Marion
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    Yes Maria pressures are always considered keeping in mind the thickness of cornea as thick corneas needs correction points of 2-3 mmHg and for thin ones the actual pressure is more than evaluated one hence more rigorous treatment is needed.Stay positive and do involve yourself in daily meditation practises which helps in calming the mind and is known to help in management of Glaucoma.

    All the best

    Surabhi

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    You must check IOP very regularly,also Visual Field VF test,also Optic Nerve Exanination,I had Laser Iridotomy, a secure way to ensure the Aqeous Fluid flows out in front of the eyes,to ensure the IOP isĀ  kept under control with the help of Eyedrops.........I think 3 different drops is too much!!Simple Combigan would do the job!
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    Maria............Ego Miillao Elinika!I just wanted to add that you must never never be afraid of any Eye Professional...........assuming they are.!!?............Do not be afraid to discuss and even challenge what they say.............I have changed 4 so far and will likely change if i am not satisfied...............Keep a record of all your scans,tests and results...........I am in Thailand now having lived in Mykonos for 24 years........I had my testing done in UK also............Also make you have your IOP checked by the Goldman Appelation technique..............I do not trust the Tonometers which blow the air in the eyes............
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