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How to Treat Glaucoma Topic Guide

Glaucoma Glaucoma:

Glaucoma can be caused by a number of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve, typically by elevating pressure inside the eye, which is called intraocular pressure (IOP) or ocular hypertension. Symptoms begin slowly and include vision loss and irregularities, eye pain, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Beta-blockers, Alpha-adrenergic agonists, and prostaglandin analogs are drugs used to treat glaucoma. Sometimes surgery is necessary, especially with congenital glaucoma. The disease is not curable but can be managed.

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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 »

timolol ophthalmic Timolol Ophthalmic

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

latanoprost ophthalmic Latanoprost Ophthalmic

Latanoprost ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high 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 »

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 »

carbachol ophthalmic Carbachol Ophthalmic

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

metipranolol ophthalmic Metipranolol Ophthalmic

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