Will Ocular Hypertension Always Lead To Glaucoma?
In the afternoon, last week I went to the ophthalmologist and I was identified as having ocular hypertension. I was given eye drops with brinzolamide and have felt the effects improve.
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Ocular hypertension is a condition where the pressure in the eyeball is higher than normal. When this condition occurs, the fluid in the front of the eye cannot flow properly, so the pressure in the eye will be higher. Patients with ocular hypertension still have good eye supply, so there is no visual impairment. If not treated properly, patients with ocular hypertension can develop glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition where high pressure in the eye causes nerve damage to the eye. The higher the pressure in the eye, the greater the risk of glaucoma. Therefore, patients with ocular hypertension should always see an ophthalmologist for routine control to avoid glaucoma.
The main goal of therapy is to reduce pressure in the eye before glaucoma. Therapy can be different from one person to another. The results of therapy, too. It's best if you follow the advice of your eye doctor and don't stop the therapy before being asked by the doctor. Use medicines that are given regularly according to the instructions given. Most patients who follow the doctor's therapeutic recommendations do not experience glaucoma and continue to have good vision for life. If the patient does not control or get regular treatment (because he feels better or because of something else), the pressure in the eye can rise again without him knowing and causing glaucoma. There are no specific food restrictions to overcome this. You should also discuss with your eye doctor before using certain medicines (including herbal medicines), especially on the eyes.
That's all information from me. I hope this helps.