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Glaucoma anyone?

Old 01-31-23, 05:31 PM
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Glaucoma anyone?

I have about 50% vision in my left eye due to glaucoma. I have a little glaucoma in my right eye also, treated with laser therapy, and treat the left eye with three different medication drops. Being allergic to any preservatives all my medication must be preservative free.

I am not happy that my previous ophthalmologist and changes in the practice let my left eye slip through so fast. It should have been caught earlier. I have changed ophthalmologist to someone who is more aggressive. I've also used a lazer treatment that helps break things up in the eyeball. So I can see with my right eye approximately 20/20 to 20 30 and my left eye is enough vision to give me death perception. But it is an ongoing concern and problem, and my next visit will be for a field of vision test to see how much peripheral vision I might have lost. Anyone else?

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Not a diagnosis, but I'm at high risk because of a bunch of other factors - so I get the deluxe checkups every year.
After cataract surgery the doc referred me to his glaucoma specialist because that's even more risk.
A friend of mine has had the laser unplugging thing and has been using eyedrops for years - minor side effects.
My takeaway is that it's pretty treatable, but the treatment just slows down the inevitable progression of the disease - hopefully long enough.
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My wife has been treated with various drops for years and the pressure has been kept under control. Most recently she has been prescribed Latanoprost, which she has had for years, and a added Rhopressa,
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