Glaucoma & Cataract, Prof. Eytan Blumenthal

Medications for Glaucoma

Medicinal Care for Glaucoma

More detailed information on the kinds of drops given for glaucoma is found on Glaucoma Medications Described. You can also read about: Treatment Goals in Glaucoma, and about: 10 Important Tips on Instilling Eye Drops. What characterises the medicinal care for glaucoma, and why is there such a wide variety of medicines to reduce intraocular …

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Glaucoma Medications Explained

This is a particularly important section which I encourage you to read, particularly if you place glaucoma eye-drops regularly. In the following links- you will find, in simple text, information on each and every eye-drop used for glaucoma.  For each class of eye-drops, the mechanism of action, a list of the important side-effects as well as …

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Treating Glaucoma- Introduction

Once diagnosed with glaucoma, it is essential to lower and balance the intra-ocular pressure as much as possible. The term to ‘balance’ refers to decreasing the pressure to values in which it is expected that the disease will no longer continue to progress, or at least will be significantly slowed down. Generally there are three methods for …

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Treatment Goals in Glaucoma

Until about twenty years ago the treatment of glaucoma was viewed by the ophthalmologist as having a single aim – the reduction of intraocular pressure to a value of

Tiloptic / Timolol (beta-blockers)

How the Medication Works: Lowers the pressure within the eye by reducing the amount of fluid (aqueous humor) secreted into the eye. The pressure within the eye is decreased as a result of less fluid production. Directions for Taking the Medication: One eye-drop, twice a day (morning and evening). Advantages of this Medication: There are …

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Nyolol Gel / Tiloptic XE

This medication is similar to other beta-blockers, and is identical to Tiloptic (Timolol), except for the fact that the active material is in the form of a gel. As a result, absorption by the eye is much better and there are less side-effects (read the side-effects listed for Tiloptic and beta-blockers). Because of the advantageous …

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Betoptic - eye drops for glaucoma

Betoptic / Betoptic-S

How the Medication Works: Lowers intra-ocular pressure by reducing the amount of fluid (aqueous humor) secreted in the eye. Since less fluid is produced, the pressure in the eye is reduced. Directions for Taking the Medication: One eye-drop, twice a day (morning and evening). Advantages of this Medication: This medication is similar to the group …

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Azopt is an eye drop used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma

Trusopt / Azopt

How the Medication Works: Lowers the pressure within the eye by reducing the amount of fluid (aqueous humor) secreted into the eye. The pressure within the eye is decreased as a result of less fluid production. Directions for Taking the Medication: One eye-drop, twice a day (morning and evening). In certain cases the medication is …

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Cosopt - eye drops for glaucoma

Cosopt

This eye-drop contains a combination of two different medications: Trusopt and Tiloptic. It is like puring into one bottle both Trusopt and Tiloptic, and mixing the two. The side-effects, advantages and disadvantages are identical to the combination of each of these two medications separately. Taking Cosopt is like taking one drop from each bottle of …

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