Glaucoma FAQs Topic Guide

Glaucoma FAQs Glaucoma FAQs: Glaucoma is usually high pressure inside the eye that damages the optic nerve and can result in permanent vision loss. While high pressure inside the eye, damage to the optic nerve and vision loss are common criteria for diagnosing glaucoma, glaucoma can be present without all three of these criteria. The two main types of glaucoma are open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma. Glaucoma may be symptomless until significant permanent vision damage has occured, but may show symptoms as well, including
  • pain,
  • redness,
  • haloes, and
  • blurred vision.

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bimatoprost ophthalmic Bimatoprost Ophthalmic

Bimatoprost lowers pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye...learn more »

travoprost ophthalmic Travoprost Ophthalmic

Travoprost lowers pressure inside the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye...learn more »

dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic Dorzolamide And Timolol Ophthalmic

Dorzolamide ophthalmic reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye...learn more »

brinzolamide ophthalmic Brinzolamide Ophthalmic

Brinzolamide ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye...learn more »

brimonidine ophthalmic Brimonidine Ophthalmic

Brimonidine ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to reduce pressure inside the eyes in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The Alphagan ...

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carteolol ophthalmic Carteolol Ophthalmic

Carteolol is a beta-blocker that reduces pressure inside the eye...learn more »

betaxolol ophthalmic Betaxolol Ophthalmic

Betaxolol is a beta-blocker that reduces pressure inside the eye...learn more »

dorzolamide ophthalmic Dorzolamide Ophthalmic

Dorzolamide reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye...learn more »

hydrocortisone topical Hydrocortisone Topical

Hydrocortisone is a topical steroid that reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

echothiophate iodide ophthalmic Echothiophate Iodide Ophthalmic

Echothiophate iodide ophthalmic (for the eyes) reduces pressure in the eye. This medicine is used to treat chronic open-angle glaucoma, and other types of g...learn more »

apraclonidine ophthalmic Apraclonidine Ophthalmic

Apraclonidine reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye...learn more »