Suggest treatment for high intraocular pressure and symptoms of glaucoma
The glaucoma looks to be early stages and can be treated.
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I am Dr. DADAPEER K, an Ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question.
I reviewed your history.
The history mentioned by you indicate presence of high intraocular pressure and cupping of 5 makes suspicion of glaucoma.
The normal cup disc ratio is 3-4 and since it is marginally more this requires evaluation.
The tests required are tonometry, visual fields and OCT.
After these tests the diagnosis can be confirmed and we need to classify into open angle type and narrow angle type.
But since the cupping is only 5 it will be the early stages and can be treated, hence no need to be worried about it.
Laser is usually successful and is definitely required in narrow angle glaucoma.
Cataract will not worsen this condition no need to be worried.
Glaucoma will not cause increase in floaters.
High pulse rate does not affect this directly.
Stress is known to worsen glaucoma hence needs to be controlled.
Yes glaucoma eye drops are required to be used continuously for life time. The other option is glaucoma surgery.
Since in your case the glaucoma if present is in early stages, this can be controlled by treatment and this will not cause blindness or loss of vision.
Hope I have answered your question and the information is helpful to you.
Do write back to me for further questions.
Visual field testing will show the damage.
Thank you for the follow up question.
Thank you for your compliments.
Yes decreased blood pressure causes decreased blood supply and will cause hypoperfusion glaucoma called as normal tension glaucoma. However on other types of glaucoma the effect of decreased blood pressure is minimal.
Laser for retinal tear is different from laser for glaucoma.
Visual field testing will be able to tell about amount of damage caused by glaucoma.
Hence no need to be worried much as the cupping is only 5 there will not be much damage to the vision or visual field.
The recent eye drops like Latanoprost eye drops are very efficient and will not cause any side effects and can be safely used in problems like high pulse.
Do get back to me the visual field report.
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