Treatment for glaucoma
Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:34 PM
Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:40 PM
Hi all, is there an effective treatment for very early onset of glaucoma?
From my experience with my Dad...Initially eye drops to alleviate pressure. As it progressed, some fine drainage hole with lazer and finally a small cut out to alleviate the pressure. 30 years later he's still doing fine. Not sure if there are more sophisticated procedures today. I check my eyes yearly and no sign of it yet for me.
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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:47 PM
Be aware there are several types of glaucoma, with different treatments and prognosis. You may want to look into (seriously, no pun intended) the specific type. Some are easily treated with drops and a small laser hole in the iris edge, some are not.
Also, IIRC glaucoma can accelerate the onset of cataracts. Not a huge deal with the new lens and laser prep techniques now available. Not a surgery to be afraid of, with a good ophthalmic surgeon and state of the art equipment.
Research, and ask questions. Loss of vision is terrifying for most of us. Dying nerves cannot regenerate, nor can a damaged retina.
Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:25 PM
If you DuckDuckGo glaucoma and diabetes you find that people with diabetes are twice as likely to get glaucoma as non-diabetics. Actually if you search for most any disease and diabetes you find that diabetics get it at a higher rate. Our bodies can only tolerate so much insulin. Our high carb eat 24 hours a day lifestyle causes chronic high levels of insulin in our blood. Just turn the recommended food pyramid upside-down and do all your eating within an 8 to 10 hour time window each day.
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Posted 10 November 2019 - 03:10 PM
Anyone over the age of 50 should get their eyes checked even if their are no indications of problems, with Glaucoma the damage is permanent and will not indicate you have it until your vision is affected and damaged, just saying, glaucoma,since 53 yrs of age Dave.