Patient Comments: Glaucoma - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your glaucoma?

Comment from: edgibson46, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 07

I am 63, and I have glaucoma. I found medicinal marijuana to be quite effective.

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Comment from: ben81598, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 07

Pot/weed slows the progresion of glaucoma also.

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Comment from: orionlaw, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 16

I am 40 year old patient, who suffers from chronic Glaucoma pain in both of my eye's. I was born with cataracts and doctors began doing surgery on both of my eyes at the early age of five years old. The surgeries would continue on each eye once a year, for the removal of the cataracts. At the age of twelve began to have extreme internal pain inside and on back/top of my eye. My Treatment is what is available and every eye drop known to treat Glaucoma. I take seven different types of eye drops, but none to relieve the extreme pain I continue to receive on my eyes. It is difficult for me to enjoy my day to day activities when I cannot take the pain at times. I feel as if my doctors ignore my pleas for a remedy. It causes me stress and the pain I receive gives me little patience with my love ones and depresses me, I hope someone can help me.

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Comment from: peter, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 15

I have tried 3 different drops. The first had no effect; the next two brought down my pressure but made me so depressed that life was hardly worth living. I have been treated for depression for years, and it was pretty well controlled until I started the drops. I'm hoping to convince the doctor to try laser treatment or surgery.

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Comment from: Blurred Vision, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

I am 60 years old, and I have had frequent yearly visits to my optometrist for the past 20 years. I was never told that my eyes were in any danger of glaucoma or cataracts. I wore simple reading glasses. Recently, I had an eye infection that caused some trauma to one eye. I discovered and was diagnosed with a small cataract and glaucoma. According to my doctor's diagnosis, the glaucoma had been there for four years. I couldn't understand why I wasn't warned by the optometrist of this clear and present danger.

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