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Is the eye doctor who is treating you an ophthalmologist or an optometrist?
I looked at the eye drop website......none of their claims are truthful. Matter of fact, I would have to call them bold face lies. If you like putting the drops in your eyes, it probably won't hurt anything (other then your pocketbook) but it sure won't treat any of the conditions they say it will. You would get the same effect from simple salt water drops.
That being said just having the pressure be 16 in one eye and 21 in the other -- with all other parameters (optic nerve cup/disk ratio, optic nerve color, angle structures, nerve fiber layer, vision and visual field) being normal -- is nothing to really be concerned about.
eye pressure can vary from moment to moment and one measurement in and of itself doesn't mean much. The "normal" range of eye pressure is from 10 to 21 mmHg, however all the other parameters mentioned above are taken into account when deciding if there is a problem.
Has you doctor mentioned any problems with any of the other indicators of glaucoma I've listed above?
thank you Dr. Rick
I couldn't access your answer yesterday as it was in chat mode and it wouldn't allow me to type anything.
My Dr. is an optomerist. I haven't had any treatment nor has he suggested any. He told me to come back in 2 weeks to retest.
His only concern with my test was the DIFFERENCE in pressure - not the amount of pressure.