Eye

Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Eye

I have been using Xalatan for 3 weeks and my IOP went from

Customer Question
24 to 19 in both...
I have been using Xalatan for 3 weeks and my IOP went from 24 to 19 in both eyes. My doctor said it is not good enough and wants the IOP to lower to 17. So, he is keeping me on Xalatan for another two months to see if it will lower the IOP to 17. I am hoping it will as I have no side effects from the drug. Does the IOP continue to decrease?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Eye
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
3/4/2011
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,657
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Verified
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Xalatan is a great drug. One IOP reading really doesn't tell you what amount of pressure lowering you can expect from the drug.

Dr. Rick :

It is perfectly reasonable, since you have already experienced a 20% drop from your baseline IOP to wait another few months before adding a second medication

Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,657
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Verified
Dr. Rick and 87 other Eye Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
Hi. I'm still here. Did what I say make sense? Is there anything else you would like to ask me?
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I do not want to add another drug. I want this one to work. So, there is a possibility the IOP will go lower?
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
There is a good chance that you will be able to get more IOP reduction by your next visit.
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,657
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Verified
Dr. Rick and 87 other Eye Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. Rick Your Own Question
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,657
11,657 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest

Dr. Rick is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Dan B.

Dr. Dan B.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

3,334 satisfied customers

Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Stan

Dr. Stan

Ophthalmologist

905 satisfied customers

Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon

Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens

Ophthalmologist

629 satisfied customers

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Susan

Dr. Susan

Ophthalmologist

217 satisfied customers

Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.

Dr. JP

Dr. JP

Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

28 satisfied customers

Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear

Dr-Trace

Dr-Trace

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

26 satisfied customers

Board Certified in General Ophthalmology

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

11 satisfied customers

Glaucoma Specialist, Associate Professor FAU, Teaching Faculty Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

< Previous | Next >

Related Eye Questions
Rick, again, I wrote a message to you about 10 days ago,
Hi Dr. Rick, This is Pearce Ridout again, I wrote a message to you about 10 days ago, regarding the severe issue with my right eye. I have some sort of growth in my right eye, that has grown from abou… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,657 satisfied customers
I have had the flu/cold for the past 3 weeks Felt better
i have had the flu/cold for the past 3 weeks Felt better over the weekend so went to work tuesday Could only work a half day went home with chills and lethargic went to sleep in my clothes Today feeli… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,657 satisfied customers
What is Hyphema?? No medication, just curious. None. I am
Hello Dr... What is Hyphema?? JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking? Customer: No medication, just curious JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,657 satisfied customers
I have some seepage of water on my left leg I am taking a
I have some seepage of water on my left leg I am taking a Diuretic to reduce the swelling in left foot and leg. I have open areas on the leg expose just the 1st layer of skin. Is this something to be … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,657 satisfied customers
I have similar condition as to what is described at the left
I have similar condition as to what is described at the left constant sinus pressure on right side of face behind eye down into teeth. I have a white to off-white discharge when I sneeze or blow nose … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,285 satisfied customers
Painful eye visited the doctor about a couple of days ago,
Painful eye visited the doctor about a couple of days ago, he place a dressing on it, had change to wound and clean the eye out however experiencing pain...… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,657 satisfied customers
I have irritation below one eye, red, painful, somewhat
I have irritation below one eye, red, painful, somewhat swollen, wrinkled. I used Retin A in the eye areas last night and am sure this caused it. I recall this happening a few years ago. Would Cortizo… read more
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc
B.A.M.S.(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
3,077 satisfied customers
I have a teeny tiny little speck on the black part of my eye
I have a teeny tiny little speck on the black part of my eye that feels like an eyelash stuck in my eye when I blink. It won't move … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,657 satisfied customers
What causes intense headrushes combined with eye focus
What causes intense headrushes combined with eye focus jumping all around? After that an intense rush through my body, it's terrifying! … read more
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai
Board certified general ophthalmologist
Master\u0027s Degree
1,570 satisfied customers
What is the cause of the red eye? What is the cause of the
what is the cause of the red eye? JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Customer: What is the cause of the red eye? JA: Anything else in your medical… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,722 satisfied customers
I have a red swelling on my left eye. It has been there
I have a red swelling on my left eye. It has been there about a week and wont go down. It doesn't hurt al all, just swollen.… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,982 satisfied customers
I am having a symptom. No a small light ball start at eouter
no a small light ball start at eouter edge of my left eye( peripheral vision). It move alongside the edge of eye.Then disapprears. It takes approximately 1-2 seconds to move clockwise or unti-clockwise This is NOT a flash of white light.frequntly happens when get up morning or when eyes are tried. I have High myopia and with no retinal didease. … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,657 satisfied customers
My Doctor's assistant called with the results of a CT scan
My Doctor's assistant called with the results of a CT scan (5 minute one) and my score for plaque was zero which was good they said, but they did find a nodule on the heart and recommended another sca… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,677 satisfied customers
About 2 weeks ago I started having flashing lights all
about 2 weeks ago I started having flashing lights all around my eyes. Will it goaway do I nee to see a doctor. can I just go to a clinic? … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,982 satisfied customers
Is it safe to go swimming and to the sauna when you have
Is it safe to go swimming and to the sauna when you have stye? Mine is in the inner eyelid. … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,982 satisfied customers
Ive been having prisms in my eye since May 2017. I recently
Ive been having prisms in my eye since May 2017. I recently was diagnosed with ear infection and am on Antibiotic. I have also been dizzy but doctor said that was due to ear infection. No pain with th… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,657 satisfied customers
My almost 4 yr old daughter showed significant astigmatism
My almost 4 yr old daughter showed significant astigmatism at her last eye exam at 3yr 3 mnth of age. Glasses were not prescribed because of her age. Last 2 days she is finding rooms darker then they … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,657 satisfied customers
I was laying on the couch reading, when the right side of my
I was laying on the couch reading, when the right side of my scalp started to get hot/cold with pins and needles and I got a shooting pain through the right side of my head, and in my eye. It felt lik… read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x