Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan
I am 30 yo woman with known case of bilateral chronic open angle glaucoma likely secondary to steroid induced. Currently on treatment with eyedrops (Duotrav/Simbrinza)
I was just get married and plan for pregnancy. Does glaucoma eyedrop can cause harm in very early pregnancy esp in beta blocker/ prostaglandin analogue? Thank you
Hello and thank you for addressing your concern.
According to your statement, we believe a thorough clerking, investigation and examination needs to be done first in order to clearly understand what we are facing at the moment. Correspondingly, the given information by you might only touch the surface of an underlying problem.
For your information, due to the lack of data regarding Glaucoma medication and pregnancy, I would advise you to seek a specialist consultation for a better understanding of your current situation in order to assure a safe and healthy pregnancy in the near future.
Some studies have shown that Brimonidine (a Category B drug) that some physicians are currently using to treat open-angle glaucoma may be the safest option during the first trimester of pregnancy. However further analysis in conjunction to your personal situation must be evaluated prior to any conclusion.
With that being said I hope you would take the extra initiative to contact our doctor using this link (DoctorOnCall) in order to maximise the help that you can get.