Was just diagnosed with glaucoma, need support!

Posted by evw100 @ew100, Sat, Jun 8 5:23pm

I’ll be 79 in a couple of months and my ophthalmologist just diagnosed my eyes “Primary open-angle glaucoma, bilateral, mild stage”. My eye pressures are borderline high, 22.5 left eye and 21 right eye. Since my dad was blind of glaucoma, the doctor wants me to start using eye drops on my left eye only, so he can compare the result of the drops. After using Travatan Z (free sample bottle from his office) for one month, my left eye pressure went up to 23! He switched me to Latanoprost (Xalatan) with the same direction and recheck one month in July.

I was diagnosed with myopic degeneration or degenerative myopia 9 years ago, I also have bad cataracts. I’m praying that Latanoprost drops will bring my left eye pressure down from 23, so the doctor does not recommend laser or surgery as the next step!!! I don’t heal well; I have very weak immune system. I have Medicare, HMO insurance plan.

I would appreciate so much if you would share any of your experiences of your glaucoma treatment journey and the different types of eye drops that you used!

@ew100 Welcome to connect I have M. D.and glaucoma my ophthalmologist has me On Latanoprist for both eyes I never heard of just one eye for drops.Also Perservision Vit,Min. capsules Last couple of years I go and have a picture of the back of my eye.My cataracts where both removed in 2009 Just my experience. I've never been on any other she drops My cataract surgery was a breeze I can see much better

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Welcome to the glaucoma group. Find a good glaucoma specialist and plan to see him regularly. I've been fighting glaucoma since early 1990's and can still see with about 20-40 vision in right eye. I think I've progressed through just about all the different eye drops to keep my pressure below 15. I'm now on 4 different daily drops and see the GS specialist every 4 months at age 74. I'm on dorzolamide, combigan, lumigan, and rhopressa. When these drops quit working it will be time for shunt surgery which I'm not looking forward to.

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