Question by Aislan: What do people with high eye pressure, Glaucoma take for seasonal allergies?
I am 28 years old and have had problems with seasonal allergies my whole life. I have had increasingly high inner eye pressure for awhile. I now have floaters that float around in my eyes like black tree limbs. I don't want to make it worse by taking medicine that increses eye pressure. Anyone know of anything for seasonal allergies that doesnt increase eye pressure? Everything I find does this.Im wondering if all my use of these medicines over the years has caused my eye problems.
Answer by lrobinson876
You probably know this already, but there are eye drops that you can take daily to lower the pressure. There are two primary mechanisms for lowering eye pressure: 1) Decrease the amount of aqueous humor coming into the eye i.e. reduce the production of aqueous, and 2) Increase the amount of aqueous leaving the eye i.e. increase the outflow of aqueous. Some medications decrease the production of aqueous humor whereas others increase the outflow.
Maybe if you get your Glaucoma under control, it won't affect you as much when you take allergy medications. There are various nasal sprays (Rhinaris, etc.) that treat congestion, rhinorrhea and sneezing without the use of drugs. Perhaps something like this could help you?
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