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I Have been told by a eye doctor I have pressure in my right eye I Lost my left eye when I was 11 years old. I have always washed both eye with salt and water could I have damaged my eye with the salt.I have been prescribed xalatan eye drops.
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It is unlikely that bathing the eyes with salt/water caused you to develop glaucoma or have increased pressure in your right eye. This has not been shown to cause increase eye pressure. However, any history of injury to one eye, and chronic use of medication such as steroid eye drops or pills and increasing age among other risk factors can increase your risk of developing increase pressure and/or glaucoma in the good eye. Xalatan is a very good and effective eye drop to control the eye pressure.

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