Toxic glaucoma is open angle glaucoma with an unexplained significant rise of intraocular pressure following unknown pathogenesis. Intraocular pressure can sometimes reach 80 mmHg (11 kPa). It characteristically manifests as ciliary body inflammation and massive trabecular o edema that sometimes extends to Schlemm's canal . This condition is differentiated from malignant glaucoma by the presence of a deep and clear anterior chamber and a lack of aqueous misdirection. Also, the corneal appearance is not as hazy. A reduction in visual acuity can occur followed neuroretinal breakdown.
Hi again Megan
I responded to your comment left in response to a previous reader with my suggestion for you. But in terms of fighting the FDA, I’m afraid you’re not likely to have much luck with that!
I’m sorry to hear about your friend – that’s terrible. You do raise a very good question though, and other readers have also said the same. I guess they believe that a lower dose of ambien and the tiredness, but with some sleep, is better than the higher dose of ambien being in the system. And perhaps they feel that for the majority of people, the lower dose is sufficient. For the small number of cases who really can’t sleep at all with the lower dose, perhaps the intention is that they work with their doctor to find something which actually does help.