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glaucoma surgery in june2010

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I had glaucoma surgery in june2010 but the pressure is still high sometimes other times it is round 15. Are there any other drops that can be used, my Dr. says this is the end of the line if I don't use the timolol. The ting is sometimes it darin down the back of my throat and apparently causes me to have severe stomach pains.My DR. doesn't think that the drops cause this, but if I stop the drops I don't get the stomach pains. Any suggestions you have would be apprecated.

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It is common to still need to use drops to lower the pressure even after glaucoma surgery. As far as the issues you have with Timoptic there are other drops available to lower your pressure. Have you asked your ophthalmologist about using one of them?

Dr. Rick :

Also, if you place the eye drop in your eye, then gently close your eye and, using your thumb and index finger, gently pinch closed your puncta (the little drains by your nose that connect to your throat) you should be able to really help the issues with the meds going down the back of your throat.

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Hopefully this will allow you to take drops to keep your pressure low and solve the issues with stomach pain.

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