COPD medications and glaucoma

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:47
Country
United States
Age
66
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Open-angle glaucoma

 
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?

Diabetes, HBP, High Cholesterol, COPD

Do you use any eye drops?

Latanoprost

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Eyeglasses

Question

 

 

Hi,

What is the best inhaler to use for COPD when I have open-angle glaucoma?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

As patient with open angle glaucoma, you should avoid inhalers with steroid as this might have negative effect on intraocular pressure.

Most of COPD medications have anticholinergic properties or antimuscarinic properties which can worsening the condition in patients with narrow angle glaucoma but they can be used in patients with open angle glaucoma.

You should keep in mind also not to use anti glaucoma eye drops with b-blockers as these eye drops and worsening the condition of asthma and COPD attacks.

 

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