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Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in blindness. One type, termed open-angle glaucoma, is often associated with an increased pressure inside your eye. This can lead to vision loss or even blindness.

At the front of the eye, there is a small space called the anterior chamber, which lies between the lens and the cornea. Clear fluid flows in and out of the chamber to bathe and nourish nearby tissues and to keep the eye properly formed. In some cases of glaucoma, for still uncertain reasons, the fluid drains too slowly out of the eye. As the fluid builds up, the pressure inside the eye rises. Unless this pressure is controlled, it may cause damage to the optic nerve and other parts of the eye, leading to loss of vision.

At first, this condition usually causes no visual symptoms. Vision stays normal, and there is no pain. However, as the disease progresses, peripheral vision gradually begins failing. That is, objects in front may still be seen clearly, but objects to the side may be missed. As the disease worsens, the field of vision narrows and blindness can result. Glaucoma is usually a slowly progressive disease, causing damage over many years before obvious symptoms occur. Buy Low Drugs Canadian Drug Store can make it affordable to treat your glaucoma with medications that can ease the pain caused by this condition. We make it easy to order online and always ready to answer any questions you may have -just contact us.

Although open-angle glaucoma cannot be cured, it can often be controlled. Medications may include eye drops, eye ointments or pills. Some drugs are designed to reduce pressure by slowing the production of fluid into the eye. Others help to improve fluid drainage. For most people, regular use of medications will control the progression of damage by lowering the eye pressure. But these drugs may stop working over time and may cause side effects, or may not be effective enough to control the progression of damage. If a problem occurs, your eye care professional may select other drugs, change the dose, or suggest other ways to deal with the problem.

Common glaucoma medications include:

  • Drugs that decrease the production of intraocular fluid:
  • Beta Blockers (Betimol, Betagan, Ocupress)
  • Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors [CAI] (Diamox, Neptazane, Azopt)
  • Combination CAI/Beta Blocker (Cosopt)
  • Drugs that increase the drainage of intraocular fluid:
  • Miotics (Isopto Carbachol, Ocusert Akarpine, E-Pilo)
  • Prostaglandin (Lumigan, Xalatan, Travatan, Rescula)
  • Drugs that may decrease production and increase drainage of intraocular fluid:
  • Sympathomimetic Alpha-adrenergic Agonist (Alphagan, Iopidine)
  • Sympathomimetic Nonselective (Epinal, Glaucon, Propine)

Other forms of treatment include, laser surgery, conventional surgery, and observation. There are no guidelines for preventing glaucoma. Early detection and treatment of glaucoma, before it causes major vision loss, is the best way to control the disease. Since vision loss is gradual and begins only in peripheral vision, most patients don't notice any visual changes until significant damage has been done. Everybody should have regular eye examinations, including having your pupils dilated. This is especially important if you are at high risk for glaucoma.

 

 


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