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6 days ago · "Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty" (SLT) procedure in Eye Conditions

Saw my ophthalmologist this morning, Latanoprost eye drops only help reducing my eye pressure from 23 to 20. He would like my eye pressure to go down to 14. He can add another eye drop Timolol, which is a beta blocker or I can have SLT procedure.
If you had SLT done, would you please share your experiences and results? Thanks so much for helping!

Mon, Jul 8 7:12pm · Glaucoma and bowel movement straining! in Eye Conditions

Hi Ethan & lioness, Thanks for your input! I'll ask my ophthalmologist on Thursday if he doesn't rush out before I can ask any questions! He said I have mild stage open-angel glaucoma. The first prescribed eye drop didn't bring the eye pressure down, so he prescribed a different one. Hopefully, I'll hear good news that this one works! I'm not looking for laser treatment. I'll be 79 yrs old next month. I have Myopic Degeneration and cataract. One of the surgery risks is retina detachment because of my thinning retina!

Sat, Jul 6 7:38pm · Glaucoma and bowel movement straining! in Eye Conditions

Does straining during bowel movement raise eye pressure & damage optic nerve? Mayo Clinic website doesn't list this as one of the risk factor for glaucoma. Thank you!

Tue, Jun 18 2:26pm · Dry eyes in Eye Conditions

I have Sjogren 's syndrome which causes dry eye and dry mouth for many years! I also use Allergan's Refresh eye drops twice a day. Just read that Krill oil may help relieve dry eye symptom. Start taking it last week instead of fish oil!

Sat, Jun 8 5:23pm · Was just diagnosed with glaucoma, need support! in Eye Conditions

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!

Nov 10, 2018 · Colonoscopy interval - Yearly or Every 3 Years? in Digestive Health

I’m suffering from constipation and acid reflux! I spent many hours researching online for foods and drinks that do not make these symptoms worse! I’m so frustrated because it seems like if it’s good for constipation then it’s bad for acid reflux, e.g. tomato juice is good for constipation but causes heartburn! I have stopped my morning coffee, chocolate, breads, probiotics supplement and soy milk. They either cause constipation or acid reflux or both! Would appreciate your sharing of your experience. Thanks!

Sep 8, 2018 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

My husband's golf buddy, who is in his 50, had his left knee replaced in November 2017. His employer has very good health insurance. He was able to go to the best surgeon who is good in robotic knee surgery! He had no problems with his TKR by the robot and only a few months he was able to play 2 round of 18 holes of golf in one day! He kept saying he wish he had it done sooner because he had endured 5 years of knee pain whenever he played golf. I don't think Medicare will pay for robotic knee replacement?

Sep 8, 2018 · Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement in Joint Replacements

Marthaellen, I also read all the posts on hip and knee replacement! My sister who is 70 had her TKR in March, had to be on wheel chair for 3 months because one of the screw shattered one of her bone during surgery! She is so scared now to do the other knee! Could it be the skill of the surgeon that some people have absolutely no problems and some people are worst off before the TKR?