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Since glaucoma occurs due to the effect of raised intraocular pressure on the optic nerve, the best option to curtail its effect is to keep the intraocular pressure under control.
Though there are eye medicines which do reduce the intraocular pressure and also have protective effect on the optic nerve, the result is not very drastic since there is very little useful vision left.
right now i use Timolol Maleate, Azopt and Alphagan
Yes, these are effective eye medicines which should keep the IOP definitely in check.
Alphagan( brimonidine) is one such drug which is known to have neuro-protective effect apart from reducing IOP.
my sight has been decreasing at a rapid rate of late
is there any other medication I might try
i also take I-Caps
I am also type 2 diabetic
If the IOP( intraocular pressure) is well controlled with the above eye medicines( say within 20 mm of hg) , then there is no need to change the treatment. But if the IOP is not well controlled , then you can be put on latanoprost eye drops , 0.005% one drop once a day, along with Alaphagan and timolol. I-Caps has anti-oxidant properties which is beneficial. Being Diabetic increases the risk of diabetic retinopathy which in turn could be the cause for the rapid deterioration of youy vision of late
ok thank you very much for your help.
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do you have any idea how long eye sight will lasj