Posts Tagged ‘Glaucoma’
You need a combination of drops, laser treatment and surgery, depending on the type of glaucoma.
- Take medication regularly as prescribed by the ophthalmologist.
- Be sure to keep appointments.
- Make sure you know what type of glaucoma sufferer.
- Let your family to undergo a test to diagnose the disease.
- If you need to start taking some new pads for another condition, make sure the doctor is aware that it is administered eye drops and what it is.
- Always include eye drops if you ask about medications you take regularly. Read the rest of this entry »
The treatment in this case must be fast. The aim is to reduce intraocular pressure rapidly in the shortest possible time, as the pressure so high for these types of glaucoma can damage the optic nerve very quickly. This can be used antihypertensive drugs (administered by topical, oral or intravenous), laser or surgery.
- Systemic carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, eg acetazolamide.
- Eyedrops (pilocarpine): these drops reduce the size of the pupil, it is necessary to allow the aqueous humor flow returns to normal. Can also use other drops above for primary open-angle glaucoma. Read the rest of this entry »
The treatment is different depending on whether the glaucoma is open angle or closed angle. It will also vary depending on how advanced the glaucoma at the time of diagnosis.
Not very advanced cases can be treated medically. More advanced cases may be treated with either laser or surgically.
There are plenty of drugs in eye drops that help decrease intraocular pressure: These drops can be combined to achieve a greater decrease in pressure.
- Beta blockers: These drops are used twice a day. Reduce the amount of fluid produced in the eye. In people with asthma or heart disease these drops are contraindicated. Read the rest of this entry »