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Is laser peripheral iridotomy the best treatment for "narrow angle" glaucoma?
 
Should I have a laser peripheral iridotomy because I travel often?
 
My father has glaucoma. Am I at risk of it?
 
Can tight-fitting goggles raise eye pressure and cause glaucoma or other damage?
 
How long has OCT scanning been used in ophthalmology?
 
Is it necessary to have your eyes dilated every year?
 
Can novocaine (painkiller) used during dental surgery temporarily worsen my glaucoma?
 
Can symptoms from Fuchs' dystrophy be confused with symptoms of glaucoma?
 
Is it possible for intraocular pressure to lower from 25 to 15 without medication or surgery?
 
Can I use an inversion table if I have a small cataract in one eye?
 
For glaucoma treatment, why would "bleb" surgery be the first course for surgery over shunt surgery?
 
How is a "target" IOP determined?
 
Is acupuncture a good treatment for glaucoma?
 
Will cataract surgery disturb my blebs from my trabeculectomies?
 
Can Pred Forte usage elevate intraocular pressure (IOP)? Also, how long after stopping Pred Forte will the IOP drop back to normal?
 
Do Azopt® glaucoma eye drops cause posterior vitreous detachment or accelerate it so it happens soon after starting the drops?
 
What is the treatment for corneal edema?
 
How safe is corneal transplantation for someone who has glaucoma?
 
What is the frequency of medical follow-up for glaucoma after argon surgery?
 
Can drinking green tea have an effect on intraocular pressure?
 
Until I have surgery for angle-closure glaucoma, what risks does airplane travel pose?
 
Can over-the-counter eye drops (used approx. 3 times a day for over 10 years) cause high eye pressure?
 
Does prolonged steroid use affect vision?
 
How do eye drops relieve pressure when you have glaucoma?
 
Is glaucoma testing a simple routine for a thirteen-year-old?
 
My ophthalmologist tells me that there is an added risk to cataract surgery because I also suffer from glaucoma. What is the risk?
 
My husband flies a small airplane which is not pressurized. I have glaucoma.
 
Can cataracts be removed if a patient has advanced glaucoma?
 
My Ahmed shunt has become uncovered twice. What is the next course of action?
 
My eye drops for glaucoma have darkened the skin around my eyes.
 
Is there any way to lower eye pressure using home remedies?
 
Are there certain foods or vitamins that will decrease your chances of getting glaucoma?
 
Is it OK to keep practicing yoga normally until I see the ophthalmologist I was referred to for possible glaucoma?
 
What is your opinion of the Trabectome surgical device for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma?
 
My eye pressure was measured at 25. Should I be concerned?
 
Should I be concerned about a possible relationship between blood pressure medication and glaucoma?
 
Is there surgery that can repair an optic nerve damaged by glaucoma?
 
Can I still wear contact lenses with early-stage glaucoma?
 
How does high blood pressure affect vision?
 
I'm experiencing nausea ten days after my cataract surgery.
 
Can cataract surgery be a successful treatment for early-stage narrow angle glaucoma instead of iridotomy?
 
I see an optometrist for my glaucoma. Is this OK?
 
At what stage of glaucoma is surgery the only option for controlling eye pressure?
 
Have you ever heard of sleep apnea causing glaucoma?
 
Why would there be some loss of peripheral vision when the eye pressure reading is satisfactory? I had a small hemorrhage several months ago. Could that be a factor?
 
I have had filters put in my eyes for glaucoma and now I need to have cataracts removed. Are there any risks to undergoing cataract surgery with the filters in place?
 
I have been told I have veins growing over my irises and need to see a specialist. What does this mean?
 
How many hours of close work are advisable after a high pressure reading by my optician?
 
Can a cataract increase the pressure within the eye?
 
Could the complications following my cataract surgery be caused by my pseudoexfoliation glaucoma?
 
I have just had laser treatment and am using Azopt and Zioptan drops. Will they interfere with the 2MG Coumadin I take daily?
 
My doctor measured my cornea thickness and said it was thick enough to deduct points off my eye pressures. Is that true?
 
What would cause my bleb to enlarge?
 
Can conjunctivitis adversely affect the pressure in my eye?
 
Will marijuana affect trabeculectomy surgery recovery?
 
Can a slit lamp exam detect glaucoma?
 
Is it possible to have a LASIK eye surgery if you have glaucoma?
 
Is it advisable to have an IOL inserted if you also have glaucoma and use Cosopt drops?
 
My husband has glaucoma and is developing cataracts. He’s had iridotomies performed to help control the glaucoma about 15 years ago. Will this interfere with the cataract surgery?
 
I have anatomically narrow angles and my doctor suggested I have iridectomies on both eyes. I do not have glaucoma. Is the surgery necessary?
 
My wife has glaucoma and is on many medications for it. She has had 3 cornea transplants and the third one is taking hold, but her vision is unstable. Lately she has been seeing images that are outlined in red.
 
What is the incidence of retinal tear or detachment after a sudden onset of PVD following an iridotomy?
 
Is it normal for your eye to be red after laser surgery to lower the pressure in your eye?
 
Does alcohol affect eye pressures?
 
I had laser treatment for narrow angle glaucoma two weeks ago. I’m now experiencing light sensitivity in that eye and my eye continues to water and is red. How can I treat this?
 
Why does ocular hypertension increase with menopause? More specifically, why does nerve damage due to low estrogen levels increase the risk of ocular hypertension?
 
How many types of glaucoma are there? I've been told I may have a more rare type of it. My only symptoms are loss of peripheral vision.
 
I had glaucoma surgery and developed scar tissue. Now there is a bleb that will not heal. Can this harm my vision?
 
My 18-year-old son has open angle glaucoma. Is there a procedure that can be done to help lower his pressure from 25 and that will help to reduce some of the medications he is taking?
 
How long after a glaucoma diagnosis do you lose your eye sight?
 
Is it OK to cover up an eye with glaucoma while doing close-up work?
 
My father was born with a white covering on one eye which never went away.
 
Is it safe to take testosterone tablets while taking eye drops for glaucoma?
 
If your blood pressure is high would that make the eye pressure high?
 
I have advanced chronic glaucoma and my vision is overall misty in both eyes. Is this the glaucoma or something else?
 
I have been diagnosed with narrow angle glaucoma and it has been suggested I have laser iridotomy. With this type of eye condition would I be able to have LASIK eye correction?
 
Is it safe to exercise and wear contacts after a trabeculectomy?
 
What causes high eye pressure?
 
My wife is 85 and has closed angle glaucoma as well as unbearable pruritus. She can’t use cortisone and steroids to stop the itch as they will endanger her sight. Can this rash be cured through other means?
 
Is it possible to get an eye pressure measuring device for the home that will not make direct contact with the eye?
 
Will cataract surgery reduce IOP for narrow angle glaucoma patients?
 
I have glaucoma and I am myopic. Can I have safe, successful LASIK?
 
What has caused my eye color to change from dark brown to green?
 
I have glaucoma and am being treated with prostaglandin eyedrops after having had laser iridotomy in each eye. Can I continue being a platelet donor as I have been for the last few years?
 
My 20-year-old son has uveitis as well as glaucoma caused by his medications. His IOP is measured at 17 in right eye and 18 in left eye. How do we keep the pressure low and continue the meds for the uveitis?
 
I have "end-stage open angle glaucoma" and wondered what the term "6 degree tunnel OU" means.
 
I think my daughter has an eye bigger than the other. Is this common? I think she has congenital glaucoma after reading online about it.
 
My daughter, 32, and her daughter, 14, both have been diagnosed with glaucoma recently. There is no family history thus far. I am wondering if there could be something in their environment
 
As a glaucoma patient, is it possible to undergo cataract surgery?
 
What is eye pressure?
 
I was punched by an elbow on my eye by accident almost 2 days ago. It was painful but it was looking normal. This afternoon I noticed blood on my eye, blurry vision and a very light pain.
 
Does altitude affect floaters?
 
Is it true that as women get older, their night vision deteriorates?
 
My 61 year old husband is almost blind from diabetes related glaucoma. Are there any surgical treatments available to return his vision?
 
Are there any useful supplements for glaucoma, or are they a waste of money?
 
I have been diagnosed as being at risk for closed-angle glaucoma. My doctor is recommending a laser iridotomy. I have read the risks, but have not found anything that says this treatment is recommended as a prophylactic measure.
 
I was diagnosed with glaucoma three years ago, and so far I’ve been doing okay. I have to use the eyedrops my ophthalmologist prescribed every day, but sometimes I forget for a few days. Is it alright to miss a few days with the drops?
 
If glaucoma is treated properly with medication and regular eye doctor visits can you avoid blindness? Also my doctor has recommended I have an iridotomy to help lower the pressure.
 
Is an iridectomy the only way to prevent closed-angle glaucoma? Are there less invasive ways to achieve the same result?
 
What is the difference between hereditary glaucoma and glaucoma in elders? I have family members that were born with glaucoma and their children have developed glaucoma as well.
 
A small tree branch snapped back and hit my left eye. My eye is bloodshot and I don't know how to treat it.
 
My husband always uses protective eyewear when he’s in his workshop, but now he’s telling me that I should use it when I’m out working in the yard. Do I really need to have protective eyewear to do my gardening chores?

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