Glasses prescription went from -2.00 to -2.50 after glaucoma treatment?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by joey, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. joey

    joey Guest

    Hi i was disgnosed with glaucoma and have been under treatmnt for a
    month now. my doctor prescribed lumigan that got my iop from 30 down
    to 19. however, my vision from my glasses seem worse so he checkd
    again and my prescription got a little worse. he advised me to come
    back in 3 months for pressure check and he'll finalize my glasses
    prescription since it's only been a month from using lunigan. does
    decreasing iop change one's prescription? TIA

    joey, Jun 2, 2005
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  2. joey

    RM Guest

    Glaucoma meds can somewhat affect an eyeglass prescription. The effect is
    usually not profound-- about 0 to 0.50 diopters which is what you report is
    reasonable. The cause(s) can be multifactoral including a slight movement
    in the refractive elements in the eye, swelling of the cornea, changes in
    ciliary muscle tone, etc. These all can cause adjustments in the refractive
    state of the eye. It is reasonable for your doctor to suggest that you
    adapt longer to your glaucoma meds and then recheck your refraction after an
    additional time period.
    RM, Jun 3, 2005
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