by sewist1 29 Jan 2014

I have been prescribed Saflutan drops to reduce the pressure in my eyes. Wondering if anyone else is on these and has any tips for reducing the discomfort of the side effects. I had laser before this because of an allergy to Xalatan but the effects of the laser were only temporary unfortunately.



by noah 30 Jan 2014

I just had laser on my left eye last week and it cleared up but them bang the webs were back so i went again and they told me i was seeing only blood as i was lifting to much and i broke a few vessels .Now i can only sit and sew for the next two week lol hugs Carolyn

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sewist1 by sewist1 30 Jan 2014

HI Carolyn,
Was the laser for pressure as in glaucoma? I had the laser in both eyes some months ago and it did keep the pressure down for a while but the effects have worn off - very disappointing.

by cfidl 30 Jan 2014

Go to health food store and get eyebright. It is a natural herb that soothes the eyes. I have been using it for years. I was told only to use "artificial tears" and not regular eye drops. Also make sure you are taking your beta carotene and other vitamins.

sewist1 by sewist1 30 Jan 2014

Thanks . Are you using capsules or some other form? It doesn't seem as readily available in Australia as it is in other countries. I will have to investigate more.

sewist1 by sewist1 30 Jan 2014

I have been taking bilberry and other eye supplements. Also am juicing beets,carrots etc.
These drops are just irritating my eyes so much. The other alternative is surgery which I am not keen on.