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My first laser iridotomy

Submitted by Arshee on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 4:16pm

Hello to everyone in this beautiful community. I would love some feedback. My Opth has advised me to go for an iridotomy, my first and i am very nervous. He informed me that in some cases, you get a permanent glare (he did not say what percentage of cases). I was wondering where i could find out the percentage of cases that suffer this side effect. He was also considering SLT but he decided that iridotomy would be better. I have plateau iris and a thin cornea and i am 43 years old. Thanks in advance. Blessings,


pseudoexfoliation and cataract

Submitted by Madden11 on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:11am

I have pseudoexfoliation glaucoma(PXG).  Cataract surgery went badly on my left eye 11 years ago.  I now have little vision in that eye.  The disease in my right eye has progressed slowly (healthy optic nerve, no visual field loss, but some exfoliation).   Now I have a cataract that is interfering with my vision.  My ophtalmologist tells me it that cataract surgery on an eye with PXG is challenging.  Do any of you have experience with that?  Or a surgeon to recommend.

Melatonin drops directly into eye 19% IOP drop

Submitted by jsargent on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 8:26am

Hi all- I recently found this bit of research claiming that melatonin eye drops lowered IOP by 10% on day one and 19% by day five. I can't paste the link because I'm using an Apple computer and it apparently has issues with my browser. Anyhow, you can find it at the NCBI website.

Now as far as I know nobody manufactures a melatonin eye drop, but this is something I would pay a manufacturing lab to do, if it works. Has anyone here experimented with or heard about this protocol?

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Laser iridotomy or trabeculectomy

Submitted by Arshee on Sun, 12/08/2013 - 6:10pm

Hi everyone, I have been a glaucoma patient for the last 16 years. I am 43 years old with a strong family history of glaucoma. Recently i was diagnosed with plateau iris and  my doctor started me on pilocarpine 3 times daily, so now i am taking four different drops. These drops have many side effects and dont suit me well. I have also heard that long term use of pilocarpine is not recommended. I have seen two other doctors since then. What is confusing is that one of them suggested a trabeculectomy and the other suggested a laser iridotomy.

Trabeculectomy with micro shunt

Submitted by ninou on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 8:37pm

My mother is 75 years old and she had 2 SLT procedures in her left eye which did not take the pressure is still averaging in the mid 45 and is currenltly on 5 different drops which consist of Restasis, Timoptic, Simbrinza, Rescula, Pilocarpine and Lumigan (this one only in the evening), as well as she is on Diamox 500 mg twice a day, she is scheduled for surgery this coming Monday and I was wondering if anyone has had this sugery and what were the outcome of it also is there any pain or discomfort after the surgery.


Submitted by cormos on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 3:47pm
For 4 years I have been a member of and for the past 3 years I have had a Reichert 7CR tonometer in my home, connected to a PC.
These two things completely changed my understanding and the management of my glaucoma.

Pink eye - conjunctivitis medication

Submitted by kylestudent on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 11:03pm


Does anyone have experience treating a pink-eye infection?  Which medications are safe to use and will not alter IOP? I have developed glaucoma through trauma to the eye and the last thing I need is for this infection to worsen, or the eye health in general. I have read to flush the eye thoroughly so that was my first move. 

Thanks for your help,



Submitted by robtpenn on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 5:02pm

I want to get a second opinion regarding glaucoma treatment. I've been told I'm glaucoma suspect, then had glaucoma, then suspect again and back to glaucoma. Having VF tests every 5 months and just told we should track it). I had a SLT a few years ago when the pressure was high in one eye but the pressure has been < 15 in both eyes for a couple years.  All looked good and suddenly the doc sees a problem. Again he said we will simply track it. He is a opthalmologist specializing in Glaucoma but I'm losing confidence. I am less than 2 hours from Wills eye.

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Submitted by Eyebrite on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 12:35am

Hi everyone,

There has not much recent discussion at concerning the IOP lowering and neuroprotective benefits of Cannabis.

I'd like to hear from members of the fiteyes community about the various strains of canabis which have proven to be the most effective. Dosage and method of intake woud aldo be helpful to know.

I have tried all kinds of supplements and alternative therapies including high dose intervenous vitamin C/glutathione.


Cannabis is the only natural substance which has quickly lower my IOP.

Look forward to your comments.

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Glaucoma eye drop with the least side effects

Submitted by doumyee on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 7:26pm

Hi! Community !

I have been diagnosed glaucoma(I.O.P is 16-19) but still losing optic nerve cells.

So my target I.O.P is 12-13 according to my eye doctor, hopfully my I.O.P is under controlling(not losing optic nerve cells).

I have researched the glaucoma eye drops(Beta Blocker) currently available in the market. 

Anyone knows eye drop with minimal side effects?  I have just found out  timolol causes cancer in long term use.

the list of eye drops found in research:





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Medical Marijuana and my IOP

Submitted by The_Dude on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 9:36am

Good morning,


I come to you from the wonderful state of Colorado.  We have been allowing the medical use of Cannabis to lower IOP for quite some time.  I am not sure if the condition is directly covered in our laws, but anyone who has a body can get a card for pain/nausea.  I have been using the MMJ to treat pain associated with chronic Pancreatitits for quite some time.


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