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Postby manna » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:30 pm

what is this glaucoma. why does it happen and is there a remedy for it ?
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Postby Dolly » Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:18 pm

Hi Manna,
As yet, there is no prevention for the development of open angle glaucoma. If detected early, further vision loss and blindness can be prevented with treatment.
Patients with risk factors for closed angle glaucoma should be evaluated and those at high risk should have laser iridotomy, which will prevent acute attacks.

Careful use of dilating eye drops and systemic anticholinergic medications will minimize the risk of acute attacks in high-risk individuals.

Anyone older than 35 should have tonometry (a check of intraocular pressure) and ophthalmoscopy examinations every 2 years. More frequent examination is recommended for people who have a family history of glaucoma or other risk factors and/or are African-American.

Here are some interesting sites
click - here http://www.glaucoma.org/treating/

http://healthfullife.umdnj.edu/archives ... rchive.htm

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Postby venus » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:38 pm

hi dolly,

that was some great info on glaucoma.
My grandmother who has high pressure in the eye was advised cosopt by her doctor for the treatment of glaucoma.. It has reduced the pressure considerably .
Cosopt usage : Usually it is taken twice a day but as per the doctors instructions.
One should not overdose it as it may give rise to chest pain, heart attack, headache, wheezing and dizziness too.
So one should take it only as per the doctors instructions and his advise.
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Postby Dolly » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:30 pm

Thanks for letting us know about cosupt, I'm sure it'll come in handy.
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Postby mediinfoguy » Mon May 01, 2006 2:43 pm

For glaucoma there are a number of medications which are effective to control the growth but there is no permanent cure for this. However, one should saty abreast and keep themselves informed about the latest in whats happening and how refractive surgery does help correcting this condition.
I found an interesting article related to this http://www.medicow.com/topics/Glaucoma
for those who are keen to know more about this.
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Postby Dolly » Mon May 01, 2006 2:56 pm

Thanks mediinfoguy, that's a really helpful link.

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