Single Eye Drop for glaucoma

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 07:02
Country
Jamaica
Age
51
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
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Question

 

 

Hi,

Can Timolol Eye drops be used singly to treat glaucoma?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your question

The first line to treat Open angle glaucoma is timolol eye drops. It can be used alone to treat it or can be used in combination with other eye drops, lasers and surgeries.

In order to know that timolol is enough as a single treatment for glaucoma you should have:

1- Intraocular pressure with timolol eye drops is within normal range, 10-21 mmHg. Higher measurements means it is not enough as a single treatment.

2- There are no changes in Visual field test and OCT of the optic nerve and retina. These tests should have no changes if timolol is enough as a single treatment, any changes means that timolol is not enough as a single treatment.

 

 

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