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Glaucoma Medications and their Side Effects

A variety of options are available to treat glaucoma. These include eye drops, laser procedures, and surgery. All are intended to decrease eye pressure and, thereby, protect the optic nerve.

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What Vitamins and Nutrients Will Help Prevent My Glaucoma from Worsening?

A recent study suggests that a diet that includes plenty of green, leafy vegetables may lower the risk of glaucoma.

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What is MIGS?

MIGS has become a commonly used abbreviation in the glaucoma world. It stands for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery. The goal of all glaucoma surgery is to lower eye pressure to prevent or reduce damage to the optic nerve.

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Video: Dr. Yvonne Ou on Lifestyle Modifications and Glaucoma

In this video interview, Dr. Yvonne Ou talks about glaucoma and lifestyle modifications including diet, exercise, yoga, and acupuncture.

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Laser Iridotomy: 10 Commonly Asked Questions

Laser peripheral iridotomy is the standard first-line treatment in closed angle glaucoma and eyes at risk for this condition. It has been used since 1984 both as treatment and prevention of the disease.

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Gonioscopy: What Is It And Why Is It Needed?

Gonioscopy is performed during a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate the internal drainage system of the eye.

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Can I Have Laser Vision Correction?

The most common refractive surgery in the United States is LASIK. Although it is rare to develop glaucoma as a result of LASIK, individuals who are at risk of glaucoma, or have glaucoma, require special considerations before, during, and after surgery.

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Video: Dry Eye Treatment

This video provides a brief overview of common dry eye treatments, including artificial tear drops, blocking the drainage canal, and prescription steroids.

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Video: Laser Iridotomy

This video provides a brief introduction to laser iridotomy for treating narrow-angle glaucoma.

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What is a Visual Field Test?

Your doctor can tailor the type of visual field test to best monitor your disease and adjust treatment appropriately. If your visual field is worsening, it could mean that your eye pressures are too high and further treatment is necessary to lower your pressure.

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