My 92-year-old father feels he is slowly going blind in both eyes. Are there remedies, like eye drops, that will help with this?

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He may have macular degeneration or glaucoma or it could be cataracts. He needs to see an ophthalmologist. There are eye drops for glaucoma.

Carol
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please get him an appt right away with the ophthalmologist!!! Many things can be done to preserve his vision and it may be something simple that can be repaired. take care, J
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I just finished opening my email so just read your question. Cataracts are the first thing I thought of and if your dad has cataracts, having them removed is not a complicated procedure (my husband just had his removed) and your dad will be wonderfully surprised at the difference. Getting professional help, as others have suggested, is definitely the thing to do, the sooner the better.
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Make sure he gets to an MD Opthalmologist soon. In the meantime, and make sure he is getting an eye vitamin (Lutein) to stave off macular degeneration and problems with the optic nerve. Pressure needs to be check to be sure he does not have glaucoma. My aunt waited to long and is blind from both macular degeneration and glaucoma.
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Having your Dad's eyes tested by an opthamologist-I personally think is an excellent idea. The Doc can then make any suggestions to possiby correct any vision problems.

Good Luck!

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Please follow the advice of some of the previous posts! My husband, who doesn't like to go to go doctors, put off dealing with what he thought were cataracts. By the time he went to the ophthalmologist, Glaucoma had destroyed 95% of the vision in one eye and around 70% in the other. I have been administering eye drops morning and evening for about a month. We see the doctor tomorrow to see IF he wants to attempt surgery to save what little vision my husband has. Normal pressure is usually around 20; my husband's was 40! We are just hoping that the doctor will be willing to do something to try to save my husband's vision; otherwise, he will be blind in a matter of weeks of maybe months. Glaucoma doesn't have any symptoms that warns a person of the attack. If one doesn't have a regular checkup, the damage can already be done and cannot be reversed. I hope you will take your father to the doctor ASAP! Best wishes for hopefully taking your father to the doctor and getting some help before it is too late!
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