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Treatments for Juvenile Glaucoma

Treatment List for Juvenile Glaucoma

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Juvenile Glaucoma includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Beta Blockers
  • Prostglandin agonists
  • Goniotomy
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Medications may temporarily control intraocular pressure but often rising pressures over 1-3 years result in the need for surgery
  • Topical medications used include:
    • Beta-blockers - timolol, levobunolol, carteolol, metiprnaolol, betatoxol
    • Prostaglandin analogues - latanoprost, bimatoprost, travoprost
    • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors - dorzolamide, brinzolomide
    • Mitotics - pilocarpine, echothiphate, carbachol
    • Adrenergic agents - adrenaline, dipiverfrine
    • Alpha agonists - brimonidine
    • Several types of drops may be used for the one patient or a product containing a combination of drugs may also be used
  • Surgical treatment is similar to that used in adults and includes:
    • Laser surgery - Trabeculoplasty
    • Microsurgery -Trabeculectomy, Glaucoma drainage implant, Goniotomy - effective for children and adults with this condition

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