Glaucoma

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by an increase in intraocular pressure that causes pathologic changes in the optic disk and typical defects in the field of vision.

Common symptoms reported by people with Glaucoma

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Glaucoma

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Xalatan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Glaucoma (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Travatan, Travatan Z)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Glaucoma (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betimol, Falcon Timolol, Glaucosan) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Glaucoma (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amantix, Amantrel, Mantadix) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Fatigue (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Azopt)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Glaucoma (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Glaucoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Glaucoma

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Xalatan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Glaucoma (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Cold sweat 4 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty sleeping through night Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 5 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Travatan, Travatan Z)
Perceived effectiveness
for Glaucoma (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation in eyes
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Glaucoma (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Somnolence
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betimol, Falcon Timolol, Glaucosan) 4 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Glaucoma (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Glaucoma (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amantix, Amantrel, Mantadix) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Azopt)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Glaucoma (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Increased fatigue Urinary retention
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Glaucoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Glaucoma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 20
30s 35
40s 58
50s 106
60s 86
70+ 29

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

69% Females
31% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 12
40-49 years 35
50-59 years 28
60-69 years 6
70+ years 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 233
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from Glaucoma patients who have completed their condition history
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