Glaucoma & Cataract, Prof. Eytan Blumenthal

Glaucoma

A picture showing the eye's structure, specifically the anatomy of an eye with glaucoma and cataract

The Different Types of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease of intraocular pressure which is too high for the health of the eye. The underlying cause for the increase of intraocular pressure leading to glaucoma is a decrease in drainage of the fluids out of the eye. Therefore, different types of glaucoma may be categorized according to the reasons for this decrease …

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Pilocarpine

How the Medication Works: Pilocarpine lowers intra-ocular pressure by increasing the drainage of eye fluid (called aqueous humor) out of the eye. Since more fluid is drained, the pressure in the eye is lowered. Directions for Taking the Medication: One drop, four times a day. Advantages of this Medication: This medication is both inexpensive and …

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