Did You Get Glaucoma in the Past?

Q:
Did you get glaucoma in the past?

A:
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that may cause damage to eyes. Glaucoma may occur at any age, but it is more common among old elders. To cure it may be difficult, but some treatments can help to relieve its symptoms.

Medical treatments for glaucoma include:

  • Laser surgery including trabeculoplasty, iridotomy and cyclophotocoagulation.
  • Microsurgery.
  • Eyedrops including Apraclonidine (Iopodine), Brimonidine (Alphagan P), Betaxolol (Betoptic),
    Timolol (Betimol, Timoptic), Bimatoprost (Lumigan), Latanoprost (Xalatan), Tafluprost (Zioptan) and Travoprost (Travatan Z).
  • Medicines including Acetazolamide (Diamox), Methazolamide (Neptazane) Timolol and dorzolamide (Cosopt), Brimonidline and timolol (Combigan), Brimonidine and brinzolamide (Simbrinza), Brinzolamide (Azopt), Dorzolamide (Trusopt).

At-home treatments for glaucoma include:

  • Reduce stimulants in your diet such as caffeine, tobacco, refined sugars.
  • Stop drinking.
  • Add more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.
  • Drink some rose hip juice daily.
  • Take daily supplements of eyebright and fennel.
  • Often take eye breaks.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.