Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve suffers damage, typically because of increased intraocular pressure. An ophthalmologist will often prescribe special eye drops for glaucoma, which are intended to keep the intraocular pressure at a safe level. If your ophthalmologist prescribes eye drops, it’s important to follow the dosage instructions exactly. Skipping dosages can cause fluctuations in intraocular pressure and further damage the optic nerve.
Watch this video to see a demonstration of how to apply glaucoma eye drops. The doctor in this video also discusses what you should do if you experience side effects and why you shouldn’t worry if you apply too many drops at one time.
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