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Living with glaucoma

Manage Your Glaucoma

Either you are on medication or after surgery, glaucoma is only controlled and not cured. Your eye pressure must remain under constant control to prevent your glaucoma getting worse. 

Remember that by taking care of yourself and your eyes together with understanding and managing your glaucoma effectively, you will be able to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.

 

What You Can Do3

 

See your doctor regularly

 

Discuss your condition and development with your doctor

 

Use your eye drops properly and as prescribed

 

Keep track of your medication

 

Keep your eyes clean

 

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

 
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Read and find out more about glaucoma and how to live with it

 
 
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Be consistent with your medication

 
 

What The Future Holds7

 

You may need medication for the rest of your life but the future looks promising for the treatment of glaucoma. New medicines and treatments are being developed to treat glaucoma successfully.

For now, just remember that by taking care of yourself and your eyes together with understanding and managing your glaucoma effectively, you will be able to continue enjoying a happy and active life.

 

Tips On Using Medication3

Follow your doctor's instructions 

Schedule medications around daily routines such as meal times 

Keep medications visible and accessible at all times 

Store your medications as directed and keep them away from children

Inform your doctor of any reactions you are experiencing from your medications

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How to Use Eye Drops9

 

Wash your hands, tilt your head back or lie down and look at the ceiling

 

Make a pocket in your lower eyelid by pulling it down

 

Look up and squeeze one drop into the pocket

 

Do not blink, wipe your eye or
touch your eye or face

 

Close your eyes for 2-3 minutes
without blinking

 

Work with Your Doctor3

 

Take notes and write down questions for your next doctor's appointment

 

Explain any effects your medications are having on you

 

Tell your doctor of all eye medicines and other drugs you are taking

 

Tell your doctor of any side effects and/or changes in your physical condition

 

Inform your doctor of any difficulties you are having from your medications