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I have Glaucoma and Im using 3 eye drops daily. Is there

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I have Glaucoma and I'm using 3 eye drops daily.
Is there are type of surgeries , alternative medicines or anything else that I can consider?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 4 years ago.

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Hello.

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In fact there are lasers that are available to reduce the pressure. These are in-office procedures, called ALT or SLT.

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The lasers may reduce the number of eye drops you use, but may not do away with all the eye drops.

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This depends on how much the lasers reduces the eye pressure.

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There are surgeries available as well, however, usually not preferred if you can use eye drops and/or lasers.

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Ask you ophthalmologist about ALT or SLT to see if it is an option for you.

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