i have glaucoma and other issues with my cornea and am on several eye drops for each problem. when i ask my doctors if its safe for me to continue taking these medicines while pregnant my eye doctors tell me to ask my obgyn and my obgyn tells me to ask my eye doctors. the most concrete answer i’ve gotten is that if the mother needs this medicine to stay healthy then you must continue taking it. what i’d like to know is (1) what any potential birth defects might occur while i’m on all these eye drops and (2) does having glaucoma have any potential danger in giving birth naturally?
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