Glaucoma eye drops and depression

Submitted by 3287nest on Wed, 02/03/2010 - 8:46am

I am using eyedrops: timolol maleate and pilocarpine.  After a week on both, I'm feeling uncharacteristically  low and negative.  Both list depression as side effects.  I'm wondering what experience others have had re: eyedrops and depression.   Know any remedies?  I hope, I'll be off these two in a couple of weeks!  They also blur my vision.


Glaucoma Related to Anxiety and Depression

Submitted by dave on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 3:41pm


Over the last several years, original research conducted by has supported the observation that our internal state (which largely consists of our thoughts and emotions) is fundamentally related to the health of our eyes. Our physical health and our state of consciousness are intimately related and each can influence the other. However, in our model of health,consciousness is primary.

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