Eye Intraocular Pressure

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 05:54
Country
New Zealand
Age
56
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Trabeculectomy eye surgery

 
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Glaucoma

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Eye drops for glaucoma

Pred Forte Eye Drops

Do you use any eye drops?
Yes

Question

 

 

Hi,

My mum had a trabeculectomy eye surgery for glaucoma which was unsuccessful and then she had incisional surgery in which a small tube was inserted within the eye to ensure drainage.

Now she has been prescribed Pred forte couple of times a day. I really wanted to know if its vise to use this med as it has been prescribed by the doctor?

Her pressure was checked today and it was 45. The doctor said after the surgery its normal the pressure goes up sometimes till its fully cured.

Thanks

Answer

Thanks for your question

 

 

Pred forte eye drops is very important in patients who had multiple glaucoma surgeries and ended up with Drainage device implantation in the eyes. This eye drops will decrease intraocular inflammation and thus decrease fibrosis around the tube.
 
The frequency of this eye drops should be tapered according to the degree of the inflammation which usually occur within 2-3 weeks after surgery.
 
Post operation day, the intraocular pressure can be high and eye drops for glaucoma can be used to reduce intraocular pressure. Failure of the surgery should be considered within the first few days post-surgery.

 

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