Glaucoma Eye Medications

A look at the various classes and respective drugs commonly used for the treatment of Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension. Read about Prostaglandins, Alpha Agonists, Beta Blockers, Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors, and Miotic medications.

Revolutionize Your Glaucoma Management

Submitted by dave on Sun, 06/15/2008 - 1:50pm

Glaucoma Insights From ResearchWelcome to FitEyes.com! I am Dave and I founded FitEyes.com in 2006. This site publishes original articles about intraocular pressure and vision health from participants in our unique self-tonometry research program. I and certain other members of our research group are conducting cutting-edge research using high-frequency self-tonometry to gain new insights into intraocular pressure. You will not find this content on any other website. You will not find these insights into intraocular pressure anywhere else.

FitEyes.com is intended only for individuals under the care of a medical doctor! Furthermore, the information discussed here is only applicable to individuals participating in supervised research. See our disclaimer at the bottom of every page. The information we discuss on FitEyes.com can be powerful -- and that cuts both ways. If you were to misuse this information, you could damage your vision. Therefore, we restrict this information to only those who agree to work closely with their medical doctor prior to acting on any information found here. The information here is for experimental research under the supervision of a medical professional only!

FitEyes.com is a community site with many blogs and forumsPlease register with us to gain access to all the content and to enjoy the full features of the website such as posting comments to blogs and asking questions in our forums. It is free and you will never receive spam from us. (You are notified by email when new content is published here. We never share your email address with others.) FitEyes.com does not exist to sell you a bunch of vitamin supplements or other pills, powders and potions with dubious claims.

FitEyes.com exists to educate you and your doctor, to empower you and to inspire you. In the articles on FitEyes.com we share our latest research insights and we discuss experimental ideas regarding how we successfully manage our own intraocular pressure. We invite you, working closely with your doctor, to take advantage of our new knowledge to improve your own visual health.

Here at FitEyes.com, you will learn amazing things about your eyes and your health!

My Inbox - Breathing and Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Sun, 08/05/2007 - 12:30pm

 Below is part of a very interesting email a reader sent me a little while ago. I asked for his permission to share some of it here. I hope this person eventually finds time to start a blog on FitEyes.com or share more of his experiences. I could learn a lot from him, and I suspect many other people would like to hear more about his experiences with intraocular pressure.

An Update On My Eye Pressure

Submitted by dave on Sat, 06/02/2007 - 10:59pm

Share A Smile!Is it possible for a glaucoma patient to dramatically reduce their eye pressure without using additional glaucoma drugs or surgery?

Six months ago, on 5-Nov-2006 I recorded the following intraocular pressure measurements.

My glaucoma medication was Xalatan in each eye and 0.5% timolol maleate in my right eye. 

Use Coenzyme Q10 with Timolol Eye Drops for Glaucoma

Submitted by dave on Tue, 05/01/2007 - 5:20pm

If you use ocular beta blockers such as timolol for glaucoma, consider using coenzyme Q10 supplements. Even with careful use (including punctal occlusion), some glaucoma patients experience serious cardiovascular side effects from timolol. However, several studies have found that coenzyme Q10 can improve cardiovascular health. And one study specifically found that coenzyme Q10 reduced those cardiovascular side effects caused by timolol eye drops. Therefore, I would not consider using timolol eye drops without also using coenzyme Q10. Below are excerpts from two published articles aboutthe importance of coenzyme Q10 for glaucoma patients.

Effect of coenzyme Q10 on hemodynamic response to ocular timolol.

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Managing My Blood Pressure and Eye Pressure While Sleeping

Submitted by dave on Tue, 01/30/2007 - 11:43am

In my first true 24-hour eye pressure monitoring period (back in 2007), where supine eye pressure measurements were taken, I found out that my eye pressure is much higher at night than expected. I also found out that my blood pressure is much lower. That's a bad combination of pressures for the health of the optic nerve.

Quick Summary of My Eye Pressure Over The Last 9 Days

Submitted by dave on Tue, 12/26/2006 - 9:48pm

The combination of diligent stress management along with using Xalatan and timolol maleate (0.25%) without waiting between eye drops has produced very good results over the last nine days. I will comment on the details in other posts, but in this post I want to show the overall daily eye pressure averages for the last nine days because this is the best period on record so far.

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