Eye Care Community
Increase in IOP
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Increase in IOP

Hi
My 6 yr daughter has been diagnosed for Glaucoma.She is on medications of Dorzox-T eye drops 3 times a day.
It has been controlling her IOP significantly.Last time it was 13.But this time it came 17 .I am concerned if the drops is loosing its impact slowly? or the other factors might have contributed to the increase in pressure as she is on stool softeners treatment for acute constipation and in mean time she had fever ,cough cold for which only paracetomol was given.
Related Discussions
233488 tn?1310696703
The intraocular pressure (IOP) goes up and down in everyone each 24 hours.  Think of it like the tide at the ocean. For most people the range is 6 points between high and low and high is geneerally 20 or less. For glaucoma patients its higher variation.   So the difference between the two visits does not necessarily mean the medicines are becoming less effective.

I am not familiar with her drop. It's not one used in the USA.  Sounds like a combination of timolol and dorzolamide. (US brand co-sopt).  Timolol has lots of potential side effects.   She should be under the care of a pediatric ophthalmologist or glaucoma specialist.
JCH MD
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Eye Care Answerers
177275 tn?1438375244
Blank
JohnHaganMD
Kansas City, MO
Avatar f tn
Blank
CBCT
Trumbull, CT
Avatar m tn
Blank
SoftwareDeveloper
CO
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar f tn
Blank
Anomalychick
Jacksonville, FL
Avatar m tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC