Health problems may lead to neovascular glaucoma

Saturday, April 14, 2012 posted by admin 10:08 pm

neovascular glaucoma

As most doctors believe, the reasons for retinal hypoxia are underlying health conditions and diseases such as diabetes, retinal vein occlusion, carotid artery disease and others.

Neovascular glaucoma treatment aims at lowering intraocular pressure which is more than 21 mm Hg. This helps to prevent the optic nerve damage and to save eye sight. The following active components effectively deal with such tasks as well as with aqueous humor decreasing: acetazolamide, diclofenamide, furosemide, methazolamide, topiramate, sultiame, zonisamide, etc. In certain cases parasympathomimetic agents are also prescribed including pilocarpine, echothiophate, demecarium and soflurophate are also possible. Beta-blockers may be also effective such as timolol, betaxolol, levobunolol and carteolol. But if neovascular glaucoma is diagnosed at the final stage only surgery may be effective mean to save the optic nerve from destruction.

The enlisted drugs may have some serious side effects, mainly among those patients who have liver or kidney problems. One can experience vomiting, nausea, severe headaches, sleeplessness, tiredness, etc. Allergic reactions include eye redness and irritation.

As one can see neovascular glaucoma is a rather serious type of glaucoma that is considered to be a result of other health problems. That’s why only by detecting the reason of this disease there is a hope for successful cure.

These articles can be used for informational purposes only. To get an accurate diagnosis consult your doctor!

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