Glaucoma drops and fatigue. Balance problems

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Glaucoma for 19 years. lately on four different eye drops. Very fatigued, very bad balance, disorientation. Anyone else have these reactions. losing vision, so just completed second trabeculectemy. one for each eye. 86years old.

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    i really feel for you. Im 47 years old and have lost a lot of vision. Ive had trab on both eyes and am now back on drops due to rising pressures. I would ask your doctor to prescribe new drops. keep your spirits up

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      Hello Duncan, thanks for your reply. My pressures are in the single digits, so I am doing okay at the moment, and am so glad to be off the drops. I had four drops, and administered them on different schedules which added up to 11 times a day! My issue is fatigue, imbalance and disorientation, which do not seem to be from the drops because I don't use them anymore, but may be attributable to either the glaucoma effect on balance, or on the Afib medication I am on. I did not develop this until I was nearly 70, (I will be 87 next month!) so my heart goes out to you, having this diagnosis before age 47.

      However, aside from the glaucoma, a couple of bouts of cancer, and atrial fibrillation, I am doing fine for my age. No diabetes, and so far I still have my wits about me! That is the most important, and I am grateful for that. Keep as active and interested as you can in all kinds of ways, and make preparations now for when you might not see as well as you do now.

      Thanks again for your reply.

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    Hello. I am using combigan dropsI also am experiencing some dizziness and balance problems, with a headache. I was also wondering if the drops can be the cause of it? I had done some research and it is one of the side effects. But I hope to hear of other personal experiences, like yours

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