Overview

Glaucoma is not a singular eye disease, but is instead a term for several eye conditions that can damage your optic nerve. The optic nerve is the nerve that supplies visual information to your brain from your eyes. Glaucoma is usually (but not alw[read article]

Tests for Glaucoma

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Tonometry is an eye test that measures the pressure inside your eyes, to determine whether or not you may be at risk for glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease in whi...  More
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Gonioscopy
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A visual acuity test is an exam that determines how well you can see the details of a word or symbol from a specific distance away. There are several different type...  More
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The visual field is the entire area that can be seen when the eyes are focused on a single point. In addition to what can be seen straight ahead, the visual field i...  More
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A standard ophthalmic exam is a comprehensive series of tests done by an ophthalmologist , a doctor specializing in eye health, to check both your vision and the he...  More
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Corneal Pachymetry
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Ophthalmoscopy is usually part of a routine eye test to screen for eye diseases. It looks at the back of the eye. The back of the eye is called the fundus. It consi...  More
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Pupillary Reflex Test
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A refraction test is usually given as part of a routine eye examination. It may also be called a vision test. This test tells your eye doctor exactly what prescript...  More
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Diseases of the eye can be difficult to diagnose during a general physical examination. A doctor who specializes in treating eye problems (ophthalmologist) is bette...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Glaucoma

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Laser Iridotomy
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Trabeculectomy
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Filtering Operation on Eye
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Intraocular Tension Relief
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Laser Trabeculoplasty
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Prescribed Medications for Glaucoma

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BRIMONIDINE (bri MOE ni deen) is used to to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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BRINZOLAMIDE (bryn XOE la mide) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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LATANOPROST (la TA noe prost) is used in the eye to treat open angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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TRAVOPROST (TRA voe prost) is used in the eye to treat open angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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ACETAZOLAMIDE (a set a ZOLE a mide) is used to treat glaucoma and some seizure disorders. It may be used to treat edema or swelling from heart failure or from other...  More
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APRACLONIDINE (a pra KLON i deen) is used to lower pressure in the eye caused glaucoma, eye surgery, or other conditions.  More
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BETAXOLOL (be TAX oh lol) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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BIMATOPROST (bi MA toe prost) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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BRIMONIDINE; TIMOLOL (bri MOE ni deen; TYE moe lole) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eyes.  More
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CARTEOLOL (KAR tee oh lole) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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DIPIVEFRIN (dye PI ve frin) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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DORZOLAMIDE (dor ZOLE a mide) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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ECHOTHIOPHATE (ek oh THYE oh fate) works in the eye. It is used to treat some kinds of glaucoma. It is also used to diagnose and to treat a condition that causes th...  More
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LEVOBUNOLOL (lee voe BYOO noe lole) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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METHAZOLAMIDE (meth a ZOLE a mide) lowers the pressure within the eye. It is used to treat certain kinds of glaucoma. It is also used before eye surgery.  More
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METIPRANOLOL (met i PRAN oh lol) is a medicine that lowers the pressure in the eye. It is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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PILOCARPINE (PYE loe KAR peen) is used in the eye to decrease pressure in certain kinds of glaucoma. It is also used to prepare the eyes for surgery.  More
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TIMOLOL (TYE moe lole) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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UNOPROSTONE (yoo noh PROST ohn) lowers the pressure in the eye. It is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Glaucoma What's this?

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Ginkgo biloba has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the top selling herbs in the United States. Ginkgo is used for the treatment of ...  More
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Coleus species have been used in the Asian traditional medicine to treat angina, asthma, bronchitis, epilepsy, insomnia, skin rashes, and a wide range of digestive ...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Berberine is a bitter-tasting, yellow, plant alkaloid with a long history of medicinal use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Berberine is present in the roots, rhi...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Danshen ( Salvia miltiorrhiza ) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), often in combination with other herbs. Remedies containing danshen are used tr...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Kudzu originated in China and was brought to the United States from Japan in the late 1800s. It is distributed throughout much of the eastern United States and is m...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The thymus is a lobular gland located under the breastbone near the thyroid gland. It reaches its maximum size during early childhood and plays a large role in immu...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness a...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Glaucoma What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Various forms of meditation have been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, with many techniques originating in Eastern religious practices. In mod...  More
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Biofeedback is a purported technique for helping an individual become conscious of otherwise unconscious body processes. Through conveying information about blood p...  More
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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