Many treatments are about lowering or controlling fluid pressure, which is most likely to harm the optic nerve, which transmits visual details to the brain. Glaucoma eye drops are often preferred over glaucoma surgery because they are more successful in preventing eye damage. Certain eye drops can worsen certain medical disorders, such as asthma, and certain treatments can interact with other medications, including asthma. Some medicines aim to find different ways to manage IOP, while others aim to protect the optic nerve to prevent eye damage, vision loss, or blindness. Read more to know what beta-blockers are for Glaucoma.
What are beta-blockers?
Beta-blockers block specific nerve endings in the part of the eye that generates eye fluid, reducing the amount of fluid. They are used in a variety of glaucoma eye drops. Reduced eye pressure leads to the slowing of optic nerve injury, which reduces the rate of vision loss.
How do beta-blockers treat glaucoma?
Beta-blockers reduce the amount of fluid generated. Hormones bind on the surface of cells to tell them what to do. It can prevent the cell from transporting the signal to make more watery fluid, in this case, by reducing the fluid.
There are a variety of beta-blockers available for this treatment; however, Timolol is most common due to its efficacy. Timolol inhibits the generation of liquid, lowering both increased and normal fluid pressure.
Among people with a history of asthma or other respiratory diseases, beta-blockers can cause shortness of breath. They can also lead to changes in heart activity, such as a decrease in the heart’s reaction rate during physical exertion. So, we urge you to contact us, where we have specialists that can inform you of all the processes needed to set your eyesight straight. If you’d like to learn more about glaucoma surgery, please visit our website to schedule a consultation and learn more.
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NOTE: No information, suggestion, advice, evaluation, process, terminology, etc., provided in our blog should be considered as the final medical advice. Please note that this information is only indicatory for you to better understand various eye-related syndromes and the treatment options available. For any issues or discomfort in your eye(s), we recommend you visit our hospital. Only on complete diagnosis by one of our doctors we can evaluate your condition and help you with a relevant medical process and/or treatment.