Glaucoma support group of Dallas

Glaucoma support group of Dallas


Diagnosed 8/24/2017 with NPOAG, I am having GREAT difficulty instilling the Lumigan drops. I do not "do" eyes; eyes gross me out. I also hate drops, so it is challenging and I just don't have the technique down. I watched YouTube videos, went back to the optometrist's office who diagnosed (appt Sept 5 with MD), etc but I am struggling greatly and feeling very angry with myself. I have to get them in. When I get the bottle close enough to drop, I will contaminate with my eyelashes. It would be easier if I didn't have such an aversion to "eyes." The more I try, the more stressed I get, because every day is wasted, plus I'm wasting drops trying to get them in. I purchased an eye drop guide, but it freaks me out so it wasn't helpful. I don't want surgery for non-compliance. Does anyone have any hints to help me out? Thanks in advance.

A support organization for those that have been diagnosed with the disease of Glaucoma

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[08/03/20]   Learn about novel approaches to drug delivery currently being developed with an aim to improve medical therapy for glaucoma patients.

Glaucoma is a potentially blinding condition if it is left untreated. Treatment for glaucoma consists of lowering eye pressure by various means, and medication eye drops are the most commonly used method.

However, even with treatment, there is risk of not using the medications regularly because of various factors such as difficulty putting drops in the eye as well as side effects and cost of medications. If treatment is not regular, the eye pressure is not well controlled and this increases the risk of damage to the optic nerve.

Challenges with Adherence
The average patient with glaucoma has three other chronic diseases for which he/she takes 4 -5 additional medications. Thus, the barriers to continuing regular medical treatment in patients with glaucoma may be quite significant. A published study identified 71 different obstacles to medication adherence in patients with glaucoma. For these reasons, new medication delivery systems for glaucoma would be a welcome addition to our treatment options.

On the Eye, In the Eye, Around the Eye
The basic idea of drug delivery systems for glaucoma is to apply, insert, or inject medication to the eye that will release over weeks or months. Various delivery approaches are being developed that can be categorized as: on the eye, in the eye, and around the eye.

On the eye: sophisticated new gel drops, contact lenses, or other technologies that release a steady amount of medication over time
In the eye: implants that release drug over longer periods, requiring less total amount of medication, thus fewer side effects
Around the eye: punctal (tear duct) plugs that release medication over time in a relatively non-invasive manner
New Horizons in Drug Delivery
On February 7, 2020, the Glaucoma Research Foundation hosted its annual Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum in San Francisco. One of the exciting symposium sessions addressed the topic of “New Medication Delivery Systems for Glaucoma.” This discussion highlighted advances in science and medicine that are enabling a whole range of new technologies to deliver anti-glaucoma medications in a more convenient, efficient, and effective manner.

These new options include but are not limited to: implantable extended-release devices, polymer-based contact lens and intraocular delivery technologies, drug-eluting punctal plugs, microneedle-injection devices, and micro-dosing technology.

The anticipated promise is that these new medication delivery systems will further enhance quality of life for patients, as well as provide more effective therapies to better preserve vision in glaucoma.

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Article by James C. Tsai, MD
Dr. Tsai is the President of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System 07/03/2020

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Dr. Eiad Ismail

* What Causes Glaucoma?

The reason for the blockage is unknown, but doctors do know it can be inherited, meaning it’s passed from parents to children.

Less common causes include a blunt or chemical injury to your eye, severe eye infection, blocked blood vessels inside the eye, and inflammatory conditions. It’s rare, but sometimes eye surgery to correct another condition can bring it on. It usually affects both eyes, but it may be worse in one than the other.

**Risk factors:
You’re more likely to get it if you:
- Are of African-American, Irish, Russian, Japanese, Hispanic, Inuit, or Scandinavian descent
- Are over 40
- Have a family history of glaucoma
- Have poor vision
- Have diabetes
- Take certain steroid medications, like prednisone
- Have had trauma to the eye or eyes

*** What Are the Symptoms?
Most people don’t have any. The first sign is often a loss of peripheral, or side, vision. That can go unnoticed until late in the disease. That’s why glaucoma is often called the "sneak thief of vision."

Detecting glaucoma early is one reason you should have a complete exam with an eye specialist every 1 to 2 years. Occasionally, pressure inside the eye can rise to severe levels. In these cases, you may have sudden eye pain, headache, blurred vision, or the appearance of halos around lights.

If you have any of the following symptoms, seek immediate medical care:
- Seeing halos around lights
- Vision loss
- Redness in the eye
- Eye that looks hazy (particularly in infants)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Eye pain
- Narrowed vision (tunnel vision)

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What is #Glaucoma and how to #treatment_Glaucoma, @LifeUnfold is presenting videos to create #awareness about Glaucoma in Eyes. This Video has from #Dr_Neetu_Sharma, Senior Consultant Physician from a prominent hospital talking about #Glaucoma_Causes_Symptoms and Treatment.


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[08/03/19]   lets talk as a community of like minded people perhaps facing the same struggles.
when was your diagnosis? what changes have you had to face in your life? post your concerns issues and of course your victories below.


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"Glaucoma is the silent whisperer of death to good eyesight." Read some personal experiences of #glaucoma on our website 08/03/2019

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Dallas, TX

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America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
655 W Illinois Ave
Dallas, 75224

Schedule your exam at or call 1-800-TWO-PAIR. We carry a wide selection of eyeglasses, contact lenses and sunglasses at great prices!

TransVision Eye Care TransVision Eye Care
18181 Midway Rd
Dallas, 75287

We invite you to visit our practice and enjoy the care that thousands of patients in North Dallas Areas have enjoyed.

EyeVenue EyeVenue
2714 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, 75206

We provide Eye examinations for glasses and contact lenses. We also detect and treat eye problems such as glaucoma, diabetes, dry eyes, and eye infections. We have a full optical with in house lab, same day services *on Single Vision lenses*

Buckner Vision Buckner Vision
2744 S Buckner Blvd
Dallas, 75227

Convenient, quality care, affordable glasses & contacts.

Doctor EYEcare Skillman Doctor EYEcare Skillman
8989 Skillman St.
Dallas, 75243

Warby Parker Warby Parker
2008 North Henderson Avenue
Dallas, 75206

Our first-ever Texas outpost features 1950s decor, books, glasses, and a giant pencil sticking out of the roof.

Glass Optical Glass Optical
833 W Davis St
Dallas, 75208

A boutique retail eyewear and sunwear shop in Oak Cliff offering eye exams and unique, handmade eyewear from across the world.

Eye Pieces Eye Pieces
3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 321,
Dallas, 75204

Advanced Eyecare Associates Advanced Eyecare Associates
18170 Dallas Pakwy Suite 402
Dallas, 75287

At Advanced Eyecare we provide comprehensive eye care for the entire family.

20/20 Sight of Lakewood 20/20 Sight of Lakewood
1905 Abrams Rd
Dallas, 75214

We are excited to bring excellent vision care to you in Lakewood! Call our office to make an appointment or come take a look at our frame collections!

Eagle Eye Associates Inc Eagle Eye Associates Inc
13307 Midway Rd
Dallas, 75244

iet and regular upkeep are two important factors in taking care of your eyes. Eye exercises can restore your sight. Your eyes are the window to the world.

America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
2223 S Buckner Blvd, STE 235
Dallas, 75227

Schedule your exam at or call 1-800-TWO-PAIR. We carry a wide selection of eyeglasses, contact lenses and sunglasses at great prices!