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How can eye drops help with treating glaucoma?

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These are often the first step for glaucoma treatment. The drops come in different types, but all manage eye pressure in two basic ways: They help your eye fluid drain better, or they help your eyes make less of it. In order for them to help your eyes, you’ll need to follow your doctor’s orders exactly. You’ll need to use your drops every day. Make it a part of your daily routine, like after brushing your teeth.

From: How to Slow Glaucoma Progression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Learn About Glaucoma,” “How Often Should I Have My Eyes Tested?” “Five Common Glaucoma Tests,” “Glaucoma Medications and Their Side Effects,” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Should You Be Smoking Marijuana to Treat Your Glaucoma?”

Kellogg Eye Center: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Treatment,” “Does Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma?” “Early Detection Key to Slowing Progression of Glaucoma.”

American Glaucoma Society: “Position Statement on Marijuana and the Treatment of Glaucoma.”

International Journal of Clinical Nutrition : “Coffee Intake and Progression of Glaucoma.”

National Eye Institute: “Immediate Treatment Helps Delay Progression of Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 6, 2019

SOURCES:

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Learn About Glaucoma,” “How Often Should I Have My Eyes Tested?” “Five Common Glaucoma Tests,” “Glaucoma Medications and Their Side Effects,” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Should You Be Smoking Marijuana to Treat Your Glaucoma?”

Kellogg Eye Center: “Glaucoma.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Treatment,” “Does Marijuana Help Treat Glaucoma?” “Early Detection Key to Slowing Progression of Glaucoma.”

American Glaucoma Society: “Position Statement on Marijuana and the Treatment of Glaucoma.”

International Journal of Clinical Nutrition : “Coffee Intake and Progression of Glaucoma.”

National Eye Institute: “Immediate Treatment Helps Delay Progression of Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 6, 2019

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