What Is Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution?

Timolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Timolol is an eye medication used to treat glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) alone or with other medications. Timolol Maleate ophthalmic solution is a non-selective ß-blocking agent and blocks both ß1 and ß 2 adrenergic receptors. Timolol (Maleate) is similar in action but more powerful than propranolol. It is available for both systemic and ophthalmic use. It slows the heart rate and reduces hypertension and [...]

2019-12-17T21:51:42+05:30December 17th, 2019|Treatment|0 Comments

How to Sleep After Macular Hole Surgery

This is an account of a patient who went through macular hole surgery. Here, you will find answers to some of the common questions such as the following: What to expect after macular hole surgery? How to sleep after macular hole surgery? What happens after macular hole surgery? How to survive macular hole surgery? So here is how he went through the experience of discovering macular hole in his eye, consulting a doctor, having the [...]

2019-12-15T08:59:27+05:30December 15th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery|0 Comments

Ten Steps to Prevent Macular Degeneration

All of us have one thing in common. As time passes, we age. Aging does have some benefits. For example, as the years march on we gain more experience and become a little more savvy and wise. Maybe your memory is not as sharp as it used to be, so you are experiencing those dreaded “senior moments.” Maybe you can’t hear as well as you used to, or have aches and pains. If you are over [...]

2019-12-14T19:42:35+05:30December 14th, 2019|Eye Care|0 Comments

How to Use Amsler Grid for Macular Degeneration at Home

Amsler grid or macular degeneration eye chart is used to detect any anomalies in the central visual field. This central field corresponds to the central part of the retina which is called as macula. It is a valuable tool to detect subtle visual changes early in the course of causative disease such as age-related macular degeneration and macular edema caused by diabetes. After the diagnosis is made, Amsler grid is also used for monitoring any [...]

2019-12-12T22:18:27+05:30December 12th, 2019|Prevention, Eye Care|0 Comments

How to Prevent and Reverse Macular Degeneration Naturally

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among people over age 65. Symptoms appear slowly and painlessly and can be detrimental to central vision if left untreated. There is not way to reverse macular degeneration completely but the progression can be stalled and the ongoing damage to retina can be managed with the available modern treatment options. There are two types of macular degeneration: dry (more common, accounting for 90 percent of cases) and [...]

2019-12-11T20:48:59+05:30December 11th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Treatment|0 Comments

Questions to Ask Before Cataract Surgery

Q: What is a cataract? A: A cataract is defined as a clouding of the lens of the eye that causes reduced vision. Q: What causes a cataract? A: Aging is the usual cause of cataract. Sometimes cataract may be caused by an injury to the eye or as a result of some other eye disease. Occasionally it may be due to the prolonged use of steroid medications. Patients with diabetes may develop cataract at [...]

2019-12-10T20:43:42+05:30December 10th, 2019|FAQs, Treatment|0 Comments

How Does Cataract Surgery Work?

If your doctor or optometrist suspects you have a cataract they will refer you to an eye surgeon for a full assessment. After the initial consultation, an extensive range of tests are performed using the latest diagnostic equipment. These tests include: - A full vision assessment - Measurement of the pressure in your eye (IOP) - Assessment of your retina - Measurement of your eye length and corneal curvature to help determine the correct intraocular [...]

2019-12-09T22:34:14+05:30December 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Glaucoma Surgery vs Eye Drops – Which is a Better Option?

Glaucoma surgery vs eye drops - this has always been a dilemma for patients of glaucoma as well as the treating doctors. Medical management is usually the preferred first line of therapy for glaucoma and surgery is commonly reserved for patients who are resistant to medical therapy, intolerant of glaucoma medication or simply non-compliant. However, there is ample evidence that a trabeculectomy (a gold standard for glaucoma surgery) performed early in the course of glaucoma [...]

2019-12-09T20:46:39+05:30December 9th, 2019|Treatment|0 Comments

Exercises to Avoid With Glaucoma

If you want to know which exercises to avoid with glaucoma, you have come to the right place. For glaucoma patients and glaucoma suspects, there are some forms of exercises which could potentially damage the optic nerve and worsen the glaucoma. The term glaucoma suspect describes a person with one or more risk factors that may lead to glaucoma, such as an eye pressure problem, but has no recognizable optic nerve damage or visual field [...]

2019-12-08T21:11:11+05:30December 8th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Lifestyle|0 Comments

How to Prevent Glaucoma From Worsening

If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, there is nothing to worry about. Whatever stage it is, a lot can be done to prevent glaucoma from worsening and progressing further. Glaucoma prevention measures focus largely on diagnosing the disease early in its course and following the treatment regimen prescribed by your ophthalmologist. Many people ask how to prevent glaucoma. In order to discuss this, it will be helpful to break it down into two, more [...]

2019-12-08T21:24:55+05:30December 8th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Prevention|0 Comments
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