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The Truth About Marijuana for the Treatment of Glaucoma

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Oct 28, 2019 12:29:14 PM

Every once in a while, you will get this question… “Can I just smoke marijuana to treat my glaucoma?” Many patients have heard somewhere along the way that marijuana can be an effective treatment for elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) or glaucoma. And a lot of patients aren’t afraid to ask if you can prescribe it for them. So, does it really work?

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Topics: Glaucoma, Glaucoma Medications

Everything You Need to Know About Oral Glaucoma Medications

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Oct 7, 2019 9:09:48 AM
 
 

Systemic medications for intraocular pressure (IOP) control are typically reserved for cases in which a significant temporary drop in IOP is required that cannot be achieved by any other means.
 
Oral preparations are most commonly used in cases of acute angle-closure glaucoma or surrounding intraocular surgery, in which substantial pressure spikes may arise.
 
Because these medications are not as often prescribed as our work-horse topical medications, we’ve put together a quick review of everything you need to know about oral glaucoma drugs in case you are in a situation where these are needed.
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Topics: Glaucoma Medications, Oral Glaucoma Medications

New Kids on the Block: 4 Topical Glaucoma Medications

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Sep 30, 2019 6:29:52 PM

Glaucoma management has become a very hot topic in the past couple of years with the approval of several new topical ophthalmic medications, the advances in glaucoma surgical procedures, and the many new treatments that are still in the pipeline! 

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Topics: Glaucoma, Glaucoma Medications

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