Two or three years ago, I was told that I had glaucoma. At first, I had to use dorzolamide and timolol maleate drops twice a day. Last autumn, the eye consultant I visit every four months was rubbing his hands with pleasure,
Q Ever since I’ve had LASIK surgery, I’ve suffered from dry eyes. My doctor has given me some eye lubricants that help, but I’m nervous about what they contain. Can you tell me if they are dangerous? Are there alternatives? - T.T., Coventry
* vitamin A, the premier vitamin for eye health. Suggested dosage: 10,000 IU/day, plus at least 400 IU/day of vitamin D. Also, increase your intake of vitamin A-rich foods like eggs and fish like salmon.
I suffer from blepharitis, which is an inflammation of the eyelash follicles and eyelids. It appears to be getting worse, and eyedrops do not help. My eyes always seem dry, itchy, tired and red, especially when I wake up in the morning. Am I missing...
Can you provide any information on the antispasmodic drug Spasmonal, which contains alverine citrate, and is made by Norgine? Can side-effects include visual disturbances?
British doctors are lagging behind their American counterparts in their continued prescription of anti bacterial eyedrops. ...
Q I have been prescribed Arimidex for a recurrence of cancer in a lymph node. Tamoxifen failed to stop the growth. Can you give me any information about this drug
Re ‘Glaucoma’ (WDDTY vol 15 no 12), the preservative in many eyedrops is benzalkonium, which contains a benzene-related chemical that is well documented to cause bone-marrow damage. In a report published in Ophthalmology (2001; 8: 74-80), it states...
WDDTY vol 14 no 4 arrived a few days ago and, wonderful surprise, some great help about glaucoma drops! I have been taking for two years a prescription eyedrop called Lumigan (bimatoprost 0.03 per cent), and the pressure has stayed down