Sunday, January 13, 2019

Glaucoma Eye Drop Side Effects

Glaucoma is traditionally treated with one or more types of specially medicated eyedrops. Today however, modern laser treatments for glaucoma may be a good option to reduce or even eliminate their need for eye drops for many patients. Many eyedrops for glaucoma may have side effects that can include redness, changes in the color of your eyes and eyelids. In addition, glaucoma eye drops may cause systemic side effects including changes in blood pressure, irregular pulse, and changes in heart rate, decreased exercise tolerance, breathing problems in patients with asthma or COPD, and even impotence in men. Some patients also report dry eyes from glaucoma eye drop medication.

Always be sure to tell your primary care physician about all of the eye medicines you take including glaucoma eye drops even if you are not experiencing any side effects. If you are experiencing any of these side effects, please be sure to schedule an appointment so that we might be able to offer alternative treatments which might include and in office laser treatment.

To learn more about glaucoma or schedule a glaucoma eye exam, please call Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C. in Birmingham at 205-930-0930, visit Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, Google+ or

Michelson Laser Vision, Inc. and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C. are leading eye care centers in Birmingham located at UAB-Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue S, Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205 and staffed by UAB Medicine eye doctors and eye specialists.