Laser surgery closed angle glaucoma

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Avatar n tn I was told by my eye Dr i have closed angle glaucoma......but i also suffer from optical migraines....the symptoms are very similar with seeing halos and stuff and pressure in the eyes i have no doubt with my eye Dr that i do have this glaucoma and will need surgery....but how does this affect my optical migraines and now im wondering if i ever had optical migraines or was it just the glaucoma?
Avatar f tn I am a 38 yo white female and currently underwent laser iridoplasty in both eyes for closed angle glaucoma. Tues for one and the other on Thurs. My left eye surgery felt different to me. It was more uncomfortable and afterwards, it seemed it took more time to 'clear' up. It has now been a week tomorrow and I am still experiencing a headache but I think it is from the blurry vision I have when I try to read, look at my phone or the computer.
Avatar f tn I have the white line across my eye, when outside, next to a window, driving during daylight or any other natural light situations. I had laser surgery for narrow angle glaucoma in April 2012. I don't think it is a floater. The same white line pops up when I'm in natural light and stays there. It does move with every movement of my eyelid. As I raise my eyelid it raises up. This is causing alot of difficulty in my vision. If you have any suggestions, please reply. I was told, by my Dr.
Avatar n tn My eye doctor diagnosed me with closed angle glacoma. He says he can do surgery with an eye lazer but it is not needed at this time. I should just think about it. What is closed angle glacoma?
Avatar f tn Use the search feature an archives and read about angle closure glaucoma and laser peripheral iridectomy LPI. The IOP in a normal eye can vary 5-8 points in a 25 hr period. An eye with a shape to have angle closure glaucoma but not actually had it occur yet has normal or borderline IOP Also an eye like yours can get acute angle closure, subacute angle closure or intermittent angle closure. ACG is not treated with drops anymore.
Avatar n tn I have some basic information about Closed Angle Glacoma...I hope that it is helpful! Closed Angle Glaucoma is far more rare than open angle glaucoma. This condition is characterized by blockage of the drainage system of the eye located between the iris and the lens. In many instances, the iris is pushed forward in a condition referred to as pupillary block.
284078 tn?1282620298 ) He was rapidly losing vision from an attack of acute angle closure glaucoma IN BOTH EYES. That is one of the most significant things that people don't always realize. In my business it is extraoridinarily rare for an acute, severe problem to happen to both eyes unless there is some sort of terrible industrial accident, explosion or facial trauma. Topamax, when it causes this extreme side effects, will almost universally affect both eyes. What is the indicence?
Avatar f tn After Iridotomy Laser surgery for closed angle at risk glaucoma in my right eye I noticed vision distortion when I close my left eye but when both eye open I don’t see any distortion. It is recommended by my doctor to perform Iridotomy Laser surgery on the left eye. I’m 67 years old and the pressure is 20 in each eye. I’m told the Iridotomy Laser procedure will not change the base pressure in the eye but will prevent spikes in pressure.
284078 tn?1282620298 I hope anyone who uses Topamax for any reason is fully aware of the serious risk of acute narrow angle glaucoma. I had read several articles about it but saw it firsthand last week. As usual on my quiet weekend off I got the dreaded call from the emergency room, again. This time about a woman on Topamax for 7 days who seemed to have lost almost all her vision 12 hours after increasing her dose per her doctor's instructions.
Avatar m tn If you decide you definitely aren't getting a lens exchange then you can consider laser surgery to correct that eye permanently.
284078 tn?1282620298 I've seen several posts in recent weeks about desired monovision after cataract surgery. Since this is a subject near and dear to my heart that I deal with every day at the office, I wanted to give you some tips on how I deal with this very tricky situation. 1. Monovision is not for everyone, especially if you are into athletics or want clean crisp distance vision.
Avatar m tn Laser is for left eye. I have lattice degenerative retina . I guess they see some small tears so they go in to touch it up before it tears. I never want one of these eye buckel surgery again. THIS brain fog is weird. I off refesh 4 days now feel better but , not completely gone yet. STILL on xiidra. I stopped refesh pm also that oninment made my eye want to stay closed the whole next day. The brain fog thing . IT'S hit and miss throughout the day.
Avatar f tn In other words, I would be willing to take the 1 in 1000 chance of some type of problem from the laser to avoid the 1 in 5 chance of a horrible acute angle glaucoma attack from not doing the laser. Glare is very rarely a problem and I've never heard a complaint from the 500 or so iridotomies that I've done.
Avatar n tn Why did my cataracts become 'swollen'..thus making my glaucoma closed angle ? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/224354'>Laser Iridotomy</a>.
Avatar m tn Apparently the astigmatism I had has been corrected (toric lens) but I am now slightly shortsighted (I had hoped for good vision overall). It has been suggested I could have laser surgery to correct this. My main worry is that I have what I feel is quite bad flaring from car headlights at night and also lots of circles around the lights, presume this is haloing. I see you talk about haloing and I am wondering if this has diminished/improved for you as time passes after the surgery.
Avatar f tn Anyway, I tried to impress him a bit today by letting him know I'd done a bit of homework and used big words like aqueous humor (he he he) and let him know I knew what signs to be wary of if one should develop the closed angle type of glaucoma. I'm so goofy. I rattled off the red eyes, the fixed, mid-sized pupil which doesn't respond to light, etc. He seemed impressed that I had at least tried, and even shook my hand. Jaw Drop!
Avatar f tn Thank you for your comments. The first ophthamologist said the pain is due to an acute closed angle glaucoma, but the surgeon said the laser surgery is only used to save vision, and I have no vision in my left eye. He believes removing my eye is the best option. But, the surgeon who was going to remove the eye doesn't think removal will help the pain.
Avatar f tn 21) and risk of narrow angle glaucoma was diagnosed and Iridotomy Laser Surgery was recommended. There was no reported detected image distortion of the right eye. I was told my vision did not change since my last annual eyes examine which was performed by an optometrist. On April 2, 2012 Dr. _____examined my eyes to perform a second opinion and confirmed the risk of narrow angle glaucoma and also recommended Iridotomy Laser Surgery On April 11, 2012 the second opinion Dr.
Avatar f tn I recently found out that I have been having attacks of closed angle glaucoma and have been taking eye drops to reduce me pressure. I had a laser iridotomy done on both eyes but that didn't reduce my pressure so now I'm about to have the laser iridectomy- the one where they poke holes all around my iris instead of just one. My doctor said this is a temporary fix to give me time until I have my lenses replaced sometime in the next 10 years.
Avatar n tn I'm diagnosed with closed angle glaucoma and are on quite a few eye drops around the clock to control the pressure in my eyes, mainly the right eye. I'm told the left eye could develop the same problem and therefore has to be treated right along. I suggest you see an eye specialist and get a thorough examination done ASAP.
233488 tn?1310696703 rounding the cornea at time of surgery with brand new (2013) femtosecond laser; post operatively using lasik surgery to remove residual astigmatism. 9. In cases where one eye has a cataract that is symptomatic and causing problems with important functions such as driving, reading, recognizing faces, glare avoidance, etc. but the other eye has no cataract or a cataract that is small and not troublesome in people with large refractive errors special attention needs to be made to choice of IOL.
Avatar f tn Since Iridotomy Laser for closed angle at risk glaucoma of the right eye on April 11, 2012 and the application of Prednisolone AC 1 % prescription eye drops which is a substitute for Pred Forte, I’m experiencing image size distortion, especially words when reading. Also images seem further away or smaller when looking through the right eye only. Objects look farther away and faces look concave compared to the left eye vision.
Avatar n tn You facts are completely wrong. Iridotomies for angle closure glaucoma or in eyes that are at risk for angle closure are almost always farsighted. Probably 99% of laser iridotomies are done on farsighted eyes. The Yag laser doesn't set up shock waves that spread out like waves. The yag creates a plasma that stops the energy from spreading out. Retinal detachment is not a recognized risk for laser iridotomy.
Avatar n tn a LPI is a very low risk procedure and is usually done to prevent acute angle closure glaucoma which can blind an eye in several hours. LPI are very commonly needed in Asian and Eskimo eyes.
Avatar n tn Facial pain mainly in the jaw and temple area,neck and shoulder pain that becomes close on unbearable and in the last 3 months have been having dizzy spells and passing out. I have also 3 weeks ago had closed angle glaucoma for which I had laser surgery and the opthamoligist found the TED.I am to see an endocrinoligist some time in the very near future and also a neurologist.
Avatar f tn If they are present they are closed with laser or cryotherapy. 5. Detailed informed consent is done to make you understand the increase risk of RD to probably about one in 500 to 750. Also the regualr risks. Also that your eyes will not work together till both are operated on. 6. I have the retina surgeon see the person one week after surgery for a dilated retina exam and then again 6-12 weeks after surgery. Its worked very well for me and my patients.
Avatar f tn I had a vitrectomy to resolve the infection. Since then I was diagnosed with acute closed angle glaucoma. I had 2 patent iridotomys but still have to use glaucoma drops. I still have only light perception as visual acuity. I had another vitrectomy last week to remove an epiretinal membrane and scartissue from the front of the eye. The retina specialist and i both hoped my vision would improve immediately but after the bandage was taken off, i still only have light perception.
Avatar m tn I have had Capsolotomy both eyes--Catarct surgery both eyes -- torn, detached retina Rt eye ( buckle ) - Vitrectomy RT eye-- Laser surgery for suspect spots small tears and lattice degeneration and Open angle Glaucoma . current Doc said they all combined- make dry eye worse--Do you concur??? ( all in last 14 months ) PS Tryed Restasis - a dozen or so drops ( Celluvisc only one that works ) test strips had to be peeled off resulting in a tear--oil film evaported in less than a second.
Avatar n tn My pars plana vitrectomy experience has been a living nightmare. I&#39;m allergic to just about every medication they&#39;ve given me to control inflammation (Pred Forte and Durazol) and IOP, (Azopt, Combigan, Lumigan, Alphagan P, Simbrinza). I had the Sulfur Hexafloride gas bubble tamponade for an 11mm inferior peripheral retinal tear. The bubble lasted for exactly 10 weeks. I&#39;m just at three months post op, and my eye is still red.
751951 tn?1406636463 Sometimes I copy and paste things and double space them to be able to read things. Just about this time last year, I had laser surgery to treat narrow angle glaucoma. I had no change in vision and have had three eye exams in the last year, so my vision problems are not something that can be detected in a normal eye exam. I also have "the electric light show" or phosphenes at night while I am trying to fall asleep.