I have open angular occular hypertension with a thicker than normal cornea. Pressure is 29 in right eye. Rx for Timolol. How long will I need to take this?
Probably for the rest of your life unless you have surgery. There are surgeries that "fix" some types of glaucoma. Usually once you are diagnosed with ocular hypertension or glaucoma it is a lifetime thing. Occular hypertension is when the eye pressure is elevated but there are no changes in the back of the eye by the optic nerve that is referred to as cupping in glaucoma. So in occular hypertension you have elevated pressures with no cup to disc ratio. If you develope cupping it will then be diagnosed as glaucoma.
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