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glaucoma can cure? I am 56 years old. Left eye totally damage, right eye also effected.

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 97% (22407 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
glaucoma can cure? I am 56 years old. Left eye totally damage, right eye also effected.
Hi, Lybrate user, •Go for a walk in the morning to restore blood circulation to nourish your body. •Go for meditation to reduce your stress to keep intraocular pressure in control. •Tk,  plenty of water to hydrate your body. •Your diet be easily digestible on time to check gastric disorder that triggers eye pressure. •Keep in touch with your eye consultant, regularly. •Monitor your medication, ,always. •Regulate all sort of anti diabetics/ antihypertensive  norms ,if you are diabetic or hypertensive. •If you can't see in the night,  change your driving habits. •Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Staphisagria 30-5 drops,  thrice. Avoid, junkfood, alcohol and Nicotine. Tk, care.
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I have a problem of anterior uveitis, complicated cataract and secondary glaucoma due to uveitis. From 1 month my pressure got elevated to 32. Doctor gave me latanoprost brinzox eye drops. I want to know does this condition of secondary glaucoma is curable or not I am very depressed.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (28925 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I have a problem of anterior uveitis, complicated cataract and secondary glaucoma due to uveitis. From 1 month my pre...
In general, glaucoma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Eye drops, pills, laser procedures, and surgical operations are used to prevent or slow further damage from occurring. With any type of glaucoma, regular eye examinations are very important to detect progression and to prevent vision loss.
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Hyperopia - Its Treatments!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Hyperopia - Its Treatments!

Treatment of Farsightedness-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Surgical Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Farsightedness
  • Other Treatment of Farsightedness

Homeopathic Treatment of Farsightedness-

Homeopathic remedies are useful in the treatment of various eye problems including farsightedness and shortsightedness. Some of the homeopathic remedies for farsightedness are:

  • Calcarea
  • Ruta
  • Apis
  • Pulsatilla
  • Silica

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Farsightedness-

Acupuncture helps to increase the blood flow to the brain and eye. It helps in stimulating the retinal nerve growth factors and leading to metabolic changes in the central nervous system. It focuses on the activation of eye muscles to facilitate eye focusing.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Farsightedness-

The conventional or allopathic treatment for farsightedness is the use of glasses and contact lenses.

Surgical Treatment of Farsightedness-

There are different types of surgeries that are used in the treatment of farsightedness:

  • Photoreactive keratectomy (PRK) – The process uses a laser to flatten the back of the eye to help the images focus more closely to the retina.
  • Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) – it involves cutting a flap in the cornea and then removing some of the corneal tissue with a laser, and then the flap is replaced.
  • Laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) – Instead of creating a flap in the cornea, the surgeon creates a flap involving only the cornea’s thin protective cover (epithelium).

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Farsightedness-

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Eat dark green leafy foods
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin A
  • Avoid the intake of refined sugars and processed foods

What is Farsightedness?

Farsightedness or hyperopia is a condition where you see far or distant objects clearly, but not objects up close which get blurred. It is caused when light rays overshoot the retina and focus behind it.

Symptoms of Farsightedness-

  • Nearby objects may appear blurry
  • You need to squint to see clearly
  • Constant blurred vision
  • Eye strain, burning eyes and aching
  • General feeling of irritability and nervousness
  • Eye discomfort or a headache doing close tasks, such as reading, writing, computer work or drawing
  • Causes of Farsightedness
  • Eyeball being too small
  • The focusing power being too weak

Risk factors of Farsightedness-

  • Hereditary factors

Complications of Farsightedness-

 Diagnosis of Farsightedness-

Farsightedness is diagnosed by a basic eye exam. A complete eye examination involves the following tests.

  • Eye movement testing
  • Glaucoma testing
  • Refraction test
  • Retinal examination
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Visual acuity

Precautions & Prevention of Farsightedness-

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Do not smoke
  • Use good lighting
  • Use the right glasses
  • Wear sunglasses that block UV radiation
  • Have your eyes checked regularly

Glaucoma - Homeopathic Treatment!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 89% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Glaucoma - Homeopathic Treatment!

Glaucoma - Homeopathic Treatment

It is a condition that causes damage to the eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye.
 The increased intraocular pressure can damage the optic nerve, if the damage continues, glaucoma can lead to permanent vision loss. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years

Causes-
 
It’s the result of an intrinsic deterioration of the optic nerve, which leads to high fluid pressure on the front part of the eye.
 Normally, the fluid, called aqueous humor, flows out of the eye through a mesh-like channel. If this channel gets blocked, the liquid builds up. The reason for the blockage is unknown, 
It is more likely to get it if persons
* are of African-American, Irish, Russian, Japanese, Hispanic, Inuit, or Scandinavian descent
* are over 40
* have a family history of glaucoma
* have poor vision
* have diabetes
* take certain steroid medications, like prednisone
* have had trauma to the eye or eyes

Types of Glaucoma-

There are two main types

  • Open-angle glaucoma- It is the most common type. It also calls wide-angle glaucoma. The drain structure in the eye -- it’s called the trabecular meshwork -- looks normal, but fluid doesn’t flow out as it should.
  • Angle-closure glaucoma- It is less common. It is called acute or chronic angle-closure or narrow-angle glaucoma. The eye doesn’t drain right because the drain space between the iris and cornea becomes too narrow. This can cause a sudden build-up of pressure in your eye. It’s also linked to far sightedness and cataracts, a clouding of the lens inside your eye.

Signs and Symptoms- The signs and symptoms of glaucoma vary depending on the type and stage of your condition. For example:
Open-angle glaucoma-
* patchy blind spots in your side (peripheral) or central vision, frequently in both eyes
* tunnel vision in the advanced stages
 

Acute angle-closure glaucoma-
* severe headache
* eye pain
* nausea and vomiting
* blurred vision
* halos around lights
* eye redness
 

Diagnosed-

  • Tonometry to check the eye pressure.
  • Visual field test, 

Homeopathic Medicines-

  • Phosphorus: 200

1. Optic nerve is damaged (atrophied). 
2. Tiredness of eyes all the time. The eyes seem very tired even when they are not engaged in much work. 
3. The vision is blurred and the patient feels that every object is under the cover of dust when he or she looks at it.
4. Halos around light is also an important symptom. 
5. Slightly improved vision by shading the eyes with hands. By doing this, the objects that look blurred seem somewhat clear. 

  • Comocladia 30

1. Glaucoma with pain, 
2. Fullness sensation in eyes. The fullness is mostly accompanied by pain in eyes. 
3. The eyes feel very enlarged esp in nigh. The eye pain gets worse by warmth and better in pain and eye fullness in open air.

  • Belladonna 30

1. Belladonna is the best for acute symptoms in a patient of glaucoma. 
2. Sudden increase in dimness of vision. 
3. The eyes appear red. This is accompanied by a severe pain in eyes and head. The pain is very violent in character. 
4. Nausea and vomiting. 

  • Osmium 30

1. It is of great help in improving dim vision. 
2. The intraocular pressure is raised. 
3. The patient is the display of various changeable colours of an object when looked at from different angles like a rainbow (iridescent vision).
4. The patient may also have intolerance to light.

  • Physostigma 30

1. Glaucoma following injury, 
2. Dim vision, blurring of vision or partial blindness. 
3. Pain in eyes. The pain is usually worse after using the eyes. 
4. Glaucoma with myopic condition 

  • Prunus spinosa 30

1. Sudden pain in right eye as a result of glaucoma. 
2. Pain in eye is so acute and violent that it results in a bursting sensation in the eyeball.

  • Cedron 30

1. Cedron is centered on the left eye of a glaucoma patient. 
2. Severe, violent pain in the eye, especially left eye.
3. The onset of pain may show certain periodicity in its occurrence. The pain may radiate to the nose.

  • Gelsemium 30

1. Dilatation of pupils. Disturbed accommodation.
2. Pain in eyes with or without lachrymation. 

  • Spigelia 30

Pain sharp and stabbing through the eyes and head worse on motion and night. Or doing fine works.

I am 43 years old female. My left eye pains a lot some doctors said that it is due to glaucoma. My eye pressure of left eye is high. Its pain a lot, its not bearable. And some doctors said its not glaucoma, consult neurologist or dentist?

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (15773 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 43 years old female. My left eye pains a lot some doctors said that it is due to glaucoma. My eye pressure of le...
Common causes of pain behind the eyes are migraine headaches and sinus infections. In the case of a migraine headache, the pain almost always is behind only one eye and often is accompanied by pain elsewhere on the same side of the head.
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Will timolol eye drops for glaucoma decrease heart rate and cause heart block or bradycardia in normal subjects.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (28925 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Will timolol eye drops for glaucoma decrease heart rate and cause heart block or bradycardia in normal subjects.
The timolol eye drops for glaucoma decrease heart rate but will not cause heart block or bradycardia in normal subjects.
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7 Symptoms Of Glaucoma And Its Treatment!

Dr. Anand Palimkar 92% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
7 Symptoms Of Glaucoma And Its Treatment!

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. The optic nerve is a bundle of millions of nerve fibres which carry visual impulse from the retina at the back of eye to the brain. The increased Eye pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve and fasten the natural nerve fibre loss. Since nerve cells can't regenerate this damage is permanent and irreversible.

Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years. Because most people with glaucoma have no early symptoms or pain from this increased pressure, it is important to see your eye doctor regularly so that glaucoma can be diagnosed early and treated before significant functional visual loss occurs.

If you are over age 40 and have a family history of glaucoma, you should have a complete eye exam with an eye doctor every one to two years. If you have any risk factors, you may need to visit your eye doctor more frequently.

What Are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

For most people, there are usually few or no symptoms of glaucoma. The first sign of glaucoma is often the loss of peripheral or side vision, which can go unnoticed until late in the disease. This is why glaucoma is often called the "Sneak Thief of Vision" or "Silent Thief of Eye Sight".

If you have any of the following symptoms, seek immediate medical care:

  1. Seeing halos around lights
  2. Vision loss
  3. Redness in the eye
  4. Eye that looks hazy (particularly in infants)
  5. Nausea or vomiting
  6. Pain in the eye
  7. Narrowing of vision (tunnel vision)

Risk Factors

There are several risk factors, which may lead to glaucoma, such as-

  1. Age of the individual
  2. Ethnicity- African, Caribbean, Hispanics and Asians are at higher risk
  3. Increased eye pressure or IOP History of glaucoma in family or relatives
  4. Presence of Myopia or Hyperopia
  5. Previous eye injuries
  6. Use of steroids- as injections, tablets, eye or ear drops or ointments or protein supplements for muscle building in gyms or inhalers
  7. Previous history of anemia
  8. Individuals conditions affecting blood flow like hypertension, diabetes or high blood sugar, migraine etc are also at risk.

Treatment-

The treatment for glaucoma relies on the nature and seriousness of every case. Generally, glaucoma cannot be totally cured, but it can be controlled. Eye drops, pills, laser strategies, and means of surgery are utilized to maintain and prevent further harm from happening. Talk to your eye doctor to find out if you are at risk of developing glaucoma.

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My mother has glaucoma. will this disease is forever or any cure is there. Are there any exercises for it. Will exercise will cure.

Dr. Himani Negi 94% (20214 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
My mother has glaucoma. will this disease is forever or any cure is there. Are there any exercises for it. Will exerc...
Hi dear a homeopathic constitutional treatment will give her best results naturally You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance Medicines will reach you via courier services
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6 Symptoms Of Glaucoma And Its Treatment!

Dr. Dipankar Anand 92% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB, FICO(UK)
Ophthalmologist, Noida
6 Symptoms Of Glaucoma And Its Treatment!

Glaucoma: An Overview
This disease can be developed or inherited; it usually refers to the accumulation of fluid inside a person's eyes leading to excessive pressure on his or her optic nerve.

How to Diagnose the Symptoms of Glaucoma:

  1. A Fundamental Eye Examination: An experienced eye doctor will check the dilated pupils of your eyes so as to take a closer look at the optic nerve that further discerns the stage of glaucoma a patient is in. Doctors tend to keep track on the sequential progression of glaucoma and its specific mode of treatment through pictures of the optic nerve taken during an examination. 
  2. Tonometry may also be performed: Signs of Glaucoma may be spotted through the procedure called tonometry where the doctor will test a person's eye pressure and so on so forth. A visual field test might also be conducted to check if the patient can see things at the periphery of his line of vision.  

Symptoms that will help a doctor identify this condition in people:

  1. A loss of peripheral vision is experienced in the early stages of glaucoma.
  2. A person may see halos when in the presence of bright lights.
  3. Your eyes could turn red.
  4. Hazy or blurry vision is a problem faced by young children affected with glaucoma.
  5. Glaucoma could be accompanied by headaches and eye pain.
  6. An affected person might repeatedly feel nauseous.

Ways to Treat Glaucoma:

  1. Microsurgery can effectively treat Glaucoma: Microsurgery can be performed in various ways. There is one way in which a channel is made to pump out the fluid creating extra pressure on the optic nerve. This method is referred to as trabeculectomy. 
  2. Eye Drops: Eye drops can relieve you from painful glaucoma. They are known to control the formation of excess fluid in a person's eye. In some cases, they can induce the accumulating fluid to flow out of the patient's eyes. 
  3. Laser Treatment: Laser surgeries can be undertaken to get rid of glaucoma. Laser can help in moving out fluid from the eyes of the affected person. It successfully hinders fluid blockage as well. There are different kinds of laser treatments available to cure glaucoma.
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