Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects – Chat Highlights April 17, 2013

Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects

 

Chat Highlights – April 17, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Good evening!  Tonight’s chat covers the topic, “Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects.”  We would like to welcome Dr. Pro to the chat.

P:  Dr. Pro, do medications used to treat glaucoma have clinically important systemic effects in some patients?

Dr. Pro:  Absolutely.  As many of you know, one of the most commonly used glaucoma drops is the class of beta ...

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Some Medications May Harm Glaucoma Patients

by George L Spaeth, MD

Three classes of medications can be harmful to individuals who have glaucoma or are predisposed to developing it: first, cortisone or cortisone-like drugs, second, drugs that lower blood pressure or affect blood flow, and third, drugs that make the pupil dilate.The word “can” is very important here, since the risks posed vary depending on the drug, how the drug is used, the type of glaucoma, and the individual involved.

Cortisone

An important class of medications of potential concern ...

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Glaucoma Medications

By Louis Schwartz MD

If a drop is prescribed to be used twice a day, that should be every 12 hours. Therefore, if you use it at 8:00am, it should be repeated at 8:00pm. If you decide to use it at 12:00 noon, it should be repeated at 12:00 midnight. Any 12 hour period that is convenient for you is perfectly acceptable.

If the drop is prescribed three times a day, it should be every eight hours. If you sleep more than ...

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Treatment for Glaucoma: Not to be Taken Lightly

By Dr. George L. Spaeth

Millions of people use eye drops to treat their glaucoma, and in most cases the drops don’t cause serious problems. But heart attack, impotence, death due to stopping breathing, blood cells not being manufactured, retinal detachment, kidney failure, eyelids growing together, and many other problems just as important have been caused by medications used to treat glaucoma. Patients need to know this.

Less serious problems such as fatigue, forgetfulness, red eyes, a bad taste in the mouth, ...

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Glaucoma Medications

Glaucoma Medications
Chat from December 7, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Medications”.

Moderator: Tonight our topic is “Glaucoma Medications”. We are joined again by Dr. Anand Mantravadi.

P: Would you please run through the classifications of glaucoma medications and explain how each one helps in lowering eye pressure?

Dr. Anand ...

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Glaucoma and Other Medications

Glaucoma and Other Medications
Chat from July 21, 2010
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma and Other Medications”.

Moderator: Welcome back Dr Pro. Tonight our topic is Glaucoma and Other Medications.

Dr. Pro: I have some prepared statements that may be helpful if you would like I can start with ...

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Glaucoma, Medicine and Life

Glaucoma, Medicine and Life
Chat from February 3, 2010
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma, Medicine and Life”.

Moderator: Welcome back Dr Pro. Our topic this evening is Glaucoma, Medicine and Life. Let’s begin. Do you have any advice for glaucoma patients who have lost their jobs and benefits ...

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Glaucoma Medications

Glaucoma Medications
Chat from January 20, 2010
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcer

On Wednesday, January 20, 2010, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Medications”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is Glaucoma Medications–always a popular one.

P: How quickly will a decrease in pressure present itself when beginning a glaucoma medication?

Dr. Pro: It depends on the medication. For example with beta-blockers you can ...

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Glaucoma Medications

Glaucoma Medications
Chat from November 18, 2009
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, November 18, 2009, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Medications”.

Moderator: Welcome back Dr Pro. Our topic this evening is Glaucoma Medications.

P: Why do drops burn, sting and make eyes water when beginning a glaucoma medication but disappear over time? How long does it take ...

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Glaucoma Medications

Glaucoma Medications
Chat Highlights
May 21, 2008
Steven Beck, Editor

On Wednesday, May 21, 2008, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Medications”.

Moderator: Welcome back to chat Dr Pro and chatters. This evening our topic is Glaucoma Medications.

First we have a question that was emailed in:

Alcon has a new medication that is injected. I read it was presented at the annual meeting of the American Glaucoma Society in Washington DC. This new medication ...

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