normal tension glucoma

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my eye doctor give me drops to lower my eye pressure...it was 24 in both eyes...after a year my pressure is 16 in both eyes...but he advised to keep using drops, as I have large cups, my visual field is perfect...thing is, I feel very down, and was given lexapro by my doctor, I am so scared to take these, as I have read, A/Ds can effect eye pressure...does anyone know anything about this...as my gp is not listening to my concerns. neither is my eye doctor...one is passing me over to the other...Dont know if this is the right place to post this...but I am desperate...

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    You should google trials done by JAX laboratories, in the US and by CERA in Australia.

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    The pharmacist that fills your eye drops Rx should know the answer.

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    I wouldnt worry if the doctors are not concerned you could try the medication and make sure you get your pressures checked a month or 2 after starting.

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      Hi phil, tnx for replying, my eye specialist says he is not a doctor, to ask my gp...and my gp says to ask my eye specialist...my pharmacist says she would imagine it would be ok to take lexapro.......now I was very worried, and looked up ,who should not take lexapro, ? and it stated, several reasons, but one of them was, anyone with high eye pressure, as ...all A/Ds can effect the eyes,and cause a glucoma attack...who am I to believe..? it is so worrying...

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    Tricky one, I would expect your eye specialist to be up on these things maybe not such a specialist if it's that worrying to you it is just exacerbating the situation and you'll likely still feel down in the meds so I see no point in taking them maybe look for an alternative instead like counselling?

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    You need to see an opthalmologist. I would not be seeing an "eye specialist" who says he is not a doctor.

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