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    Suggest treatment for eye pressure despite using Glycerine

Posted on Wed, 23 Nov 2016 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: We did try the glycerine to control eye pressure and it was a failure. The pressure is up to 54
Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Anti glaucoma drugs need revision.

Detailed Answer:
My Dear,
Thanks for sending your query to us.
There is large number of medication available to control glaucoma.Local eye drops,diamox tablets orally,glycerine orally and lastly as a temporary measure I.V. mannitol.
If these do not control pressure property then Trabeculectomy with mitomycin C application is the method of choice ,usually.Are your doctors thinking on those lines?Time is short,as if this pressure allowed to remain at that level,it damages the optic nerve permanently.
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Follow up: Dr. N. K. Misra 1 hour later
the doctor thinks the Trabeculectomy with mitomycin C is a last resort, as there is risk involved. we have tried all kinds of drops and medication as I have told you before. None have worked so far.
Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Control pressure.

Detailed Answer:
My Dear,
Thanks for getting back to me.
Our penultimate resort is I.v. injection mannitol 350/500ml,drip given fairly rapidly at a rate of 40 drops per minute.Though this will certainly bring down pressure but for a day or so at best. As the time is running out, you have to take a decision quickly.

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