Glaucoma

by David Jenyns

A consultant ophthalmologist explains what glaucoma is, how it can affect your vision and how it can be treated.
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Putting contacts in the eyes is best done initially by laying a mirror flat on the table, balancing the contact lens on the index finger and using both hands to prop open the eyelid. Practice putting in contacts, which quickly becomes second nature, withinformation from a practicing optometrist in this free video on eye health. Expert: James W. Kirkconnell Contact: www.bec2020.com Bio: Dr. James W. Kirkconnell graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1984. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge

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babo456 January 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

@MDiTVinc NO. Its just one of those things. Symptom wise you wont notice until its quite bad OR if you have a sudden attack of Glaucoma, which is a medical emergency. You would no if that was happening as you would have sudden pain in your eye and probally vomiting.

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kngfukng January 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

i have occular hypertension, which can lead to glaucoma

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commercialmats January 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm

very informative. thank you.

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ieaka January 30, 2011 at 10:32 pm

okay, recently i just started having problems with my left eye. i’ll be walking down a normal lit hallway and then when i turn off the light, my left eye and around that area starts to hurt. i have to keep it closed for a while to make it feel a little better but it is still uncomfortable. i may also become diabetic when i’m older because my mom had to watch her sugar level when she was preganant and still now occasionally.

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Shane5463 January 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm

@361983200 me too. He said that he suspects a glaucoma but its not sure yet.

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xavierian21 January 30, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Know more about glaucoma

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omgitsmonikuh January 31, 2011 at 12:01 am

what’s the difference between open and closed-angle glaucoma?

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Jeffyfolife January 31, 2011 at 12:33 am

my mom was diagnosed with Glaucoma about a year ago… 🙁 it’s comforting to know that blindness from Glaucoma is rare

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NoTagNamesLeft January 31, 2011 at 12:46 am

@TheVagabond87 I have a Congenital cataract in my right eye since when i was born and i found out that my optic nerve on my left eye (good eye) is different then my right eye. I wish the optic nerve was on the cataract side Because I want my good eye to stay where its at. they also found a scar on my left eye which is common but you never know. I maybe in high risk so Im going to a opthamologist to take pictures of my optic nerve soon

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Rachellouise84 January 31, 2011 at 1:12 am

I was born with glaucoma, blind as a bat from it with no sight at all x

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MDiTVinc January 31, 2011 at 1:53 am

I will like to know if is anyway to prevent glaucoma or to see the symptoms and attack them on time from home, maybe some exercise??

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TheVagabond87 January 31, 2011 at 2:49 am

guys u have to be strong..i got gloucoma when 1m 16 years old..know im 23 years old..my right is almost blind..and my left eyes not much clear vision..i cannot futher my study..bcoz i almost blind..u have to continued eyedrop 4 ever to make sure ur never get blind..i come from poor family..i have to work to buy the eyedrop xalatan..

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RMENIO January 31, 2011 at 3:11 am

Does glaucoma surgery hurt? will i go blind even if i take my drops everday im only 40 yrs old

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missiluvtosing January 31, 2011 at 3:42 am

i have glaucoma xx =( i wish it would go x

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361983200 January 31, 2011 at 4:01 am

My optician says my eye pressure is a bit high, but I don’t feel any difference.

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myofficetv January 31, 2011 at 4:32 am

Must have eye checks regularly to be safe. Some opticians have machines to test IOP (using air puffs) but an opthalmologist has perhaps more sensitive equipment.

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dongebonge06 January 31, 2011 at 4:37 am

He really knows what hes talking about!!!

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sk8rack January 31, 2011 at 4:38 am

A month with out any care…

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sk8rack January 31, 2011 at 5:28 am

Yea, I have glaucoma… I swear im normal the doc is wrong

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bluebirdschless January 31, 2011 at 5:40 am

Very informative. Just found out I am open-angle glaucoma suspect. Hoping the doctor was wrong!

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sf2fs January 31, 2011 at 5:54 am

Is the tonometer test done when you go in for regular eye exams with an optometrist (in Canada)? Or, do you have to ask to have one done? And how long does it take for you to lose all of your vision after the onset of glaucoma?

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cpcampana January 31, 2011 at 6:09 am

go to your optometrist, NOT optician!

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ExNihiloJimmy January 31, 2011 at 6:19 am

Dont have glaucoma but just had a penetrating keratoplasty! Ouch

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apwtc3 January 31, 2011 at 6:42 am

I was born with glaucoma and i am male 30 years old. I had been using eye drop (MSD’s timolol maleate, Xalatan) since i find myself can’t see properly. it had been 15 years.

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Modrealman January 31, 2011 at 6:44 am

good video

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sammyes415 January 31, 2011 at 7:23 am

Urgh! CONTACTS R THE HARDEST THING TO PUT ON!!! I cant put them on!!! It just stays on my finger! I WANT MY GLASSES BACK ;(

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salz83 January 31, 2011 at 8:20 am

Cool

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AlexisNZakers January 31, 2011 at 9:17 am

omggggg im so scared to put mine on!! i’ve tried for an hour and i either freak out or it just doesnt stay!:(

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Yaoi47Queen January 31, 2011 at 9:40 am

@PIGLETSTER91 thats awesome ^_^

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Yaoi47Queen January 31, 2011 at 10:12 am

what is you have really sensative eyes? I’m scared shitless about my eyes I can’t touch them at all and I already have an eye problem I don’t want them getting any worse from a contact incident but I want contacts for costume not to help in any way

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MRSFE3 January 31, 2011 at 11:00 am

@Sedriko77 didnt wash ure hands

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Sedriko77 January 31, 2011 at 11:15 am

ughhhh…putting contact lenses ON is the hardest part! sometimes it burns wen i finally get them on, what did i do?!?!

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rawcoolness January 31, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Soooooo hard to do, been tryin it for weeks… any help? I am too afraid to touch my eye 🙁

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08uchiha January 31, 2011 at 12:11 pm

@Demonboy1314 Its easier to take them out 🙂

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08uchiha January 31, 2011 at 1:03 pm

BORING VOICE.

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wtfrox1 January 31, 2011 at 1:20 pm

haha he said hump

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PIGLETSTER91 January 31, 2011 at 2:04 pm

easy to put on contacts i got some sharingans aweesommee!!

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MetallicaRulesWorld January 31, 2011 at 2:09 pm

@Demonboy1314 lol XD

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iQSxClan January 31, 2011 at 2:59 pm

@Demonboy1314 AHHAHAHA i put em in today and took me forever to get em out 😐

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xORIGINALTEE January 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Thank you… For some reasons… I can’t do it.. Maybe I’m too chinky .. LMAO! jk

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xORIGINALTEE January 31, 2011 at 3:48 pm

@Demonboy1314 I know right?!

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Zanessaloverxoxox January 31, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Um i prefer glasses Hahha

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nazakikun January 31, 2011 at 5:10 pm

@blackdevil2722

maby u shud get ur finger very near to the white of ur eye when u open ur eye
its just hard to explain 😀 but i made it 😀 im just only 13yrs. old my sister gave me a contact lense cuz i want it the first we were having a hard time putting the contact lense but once u succeded on putting ur contact lense it will be much more easy to u to put ur contact lense like me cuz the first time really hurts ur eye
but the 2nd and so on it wont hurt ur eye i wish this helps 😀

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blackdevil2722 January 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Hi i have a problem w/ putting contacts into my eyes. My eye always spasms really badly whenever i have the contacts near my eyes and it kinda closes before i can get the contacts in. Is there anyway anyone can help me get over this ? Thanks :/

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KaiTSANGASONG January 31, 2011 at 6:33 pm

@Demonboy1314 Taking them off is easier ;p

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Yuukifan67 January 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm

can anybod have contacts? even with ah strong percreption*?

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myaccount16 January 31, 2011 at 7:41 pm

trust me, taking the contacts off is WAY easier than putting them in.

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1992dakota January 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm

i got contacts the other day now i watch this and it seem like it might help, i just gotta get anouther one cuz i riped mine before watching this! lol

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devdiva27 January 31, 2011 at 8:34 pm

so i took a contact class and i faill, soo i have to wear glasses all day long, soo the reason why i fail it becuz im afriad if it poke my eye or feeling wierd, and i soooo afriad if i wont be able to take em OFF, if i poke my color eyee!!!

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chelsabea830 January 31, 2011 at 9:21 pm

thanks, I did what you said and put a contact in for the first time in about 4 years. Thanks!

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