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

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

(Xalatan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
glaucoma (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Alphagan Eye Drops)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
glaucoma (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Falcon Timolol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
glaucoma (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lumigan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
glaucoma (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xalatan)
Perceived effectiveness
for glaucoma (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Ineffective cough Inflammation 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
glaucoma (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Alphagan Eye Drops)
Perceived effectiveness
for glaucoma (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Eyes stinging Hip pain radiating down legs
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
glaucoma (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Falcon Timolol)
Perceived effectiveness
for glaucoma (3 evaluations)
Side effects
corneal abrasion
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
glaucoma (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lumigan)
Perceived effectiveness
for glaucoma (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Eye irritation Eyes red
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
glaucoma (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Allergic reaction Chest pain with flushing/nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with glaucoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has glaucoma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 19
30s 43
40s 83
50s 130
60s 145
70+ 83
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 20
30-39 years 20
40-49 years 50
50-59 years 37
60-69 years 18
70+ years 7

Sex

Distribution of sex

69% Female
31% Male

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Chronic angle-closure glaucoma 0
Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome (ICE) 1
Neovascular glaucoma 0
Normal tension glaucoma 2
Pigmentary glaucoma 2
Primary open-angle glaucoma 4
Pseudoexfoliative glaucoma 0
Traumatic glaucoma 0
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 327
Not Diagnosed 12

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