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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hello
User :   pls i would like to ask questions pertaining to glaucoma
Doctor :   Tell me
Doctor :   sure
User :   ok.....
User :   my mom has glaucoma n i would like to know if the situation could be corrected
User :   its has really worsened....
Doctor :   What kind of Glaucoma andsince when has she been having it
Doctor :   Was it Acute or of Chronic nature to start with
User :   dont really know,....but she's been having it for 3 to 4 years
User :   its acute
Doctor :   did she visual difficulties
User :   yeah she does have visual difficulties
Doctor :   Was it Angle Closure or Open Angle one
User :   she sees things in a shadowy form with one eye and then with the other,.....she cant
User :   (dont know wat dat means)
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   she is heading towards the total blindness in the existing one now too.
User :   so all i want to know is if theres still hope dat she could see again
Doctor :   Any eye Drops that she is applying
User :   yeah she is applying eye drops
Doctor :   trabeculoplasty has an increased role in treating open-angle glaucoma
User :   is that an eye drop?
Doctor :   It is akind of Surgery that involves the LASER to be performed.
User :   ok but with that it both eyes can be corrected
Doctor :   Trabeculectomy can also be performed
Doctor :   I think the one with some vision where it can be corrected and not the one where it has
Doctor :   completely gone
Doctor :   Few home remedies that she can perform are
User :   ok so wat ur sayin is dat with surgery one eye can still be saved but nothin can be done for the other one?
Doctor :   Yes the one with some vision can be saved
Doctor :   Drink small amounts of fluids over the course of a day.
User : the home remedies are?
Doctor :   Drinking lot of fluids can certainly increase the pressure drastically
Doctor :   Regular exercises of the Eye are required, but then
Doctor :   it will need to be confirmed from the Ophthalmologist if she can perform them since you are not
Doctor :   sure of the variety of Glaucoma
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