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Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Optic nerve damage: Glaucoma is an eye disorder in which the optic nerve suffers damage, permanently damaging vision in the affected eye(s) and progressing to complete bl ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Ongoing nerve damage: Group of eye diseases characterized by progressive damage to the optic nerve, typically with an eye pressure too high for the given eye, leading to sl ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
20 years experience Family Medicine
Eye disease: Eye disorder in which the optic nerve suffers damage, permanently damaging vision in the affected eye(s) and progressing to complete blindness if untr ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Eye disease: There are many types of glaucoma, but the final common pathway is the progressive loss of ganglion cells (faster than age-related loss) and resultant ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Impaired eye fluid: Glaucoma is a condition in the inside of the eye, in which the fluid (aqueous humor) cannot get out at a low enough pressure to prevent the pressure f ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Increased pressure: It is associated with increase fluid pressure in the eye and causes damage to the optic nerve in a characteristic pattern.If not treated properly it c ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a family of conditions that cause withering of the optic nerve and corresponding defects in the visual field. It may or may not be assoc ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Eye pressure problem: Glaucoma is an eye disorder that damages the eye’s optic nerve, which is the main nerve attached to the back of the eyeball. It usually happens when f ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Albert
10 years experience General Practice
It can: There are 2 main types of glaucoma, closed-angle (acute) and open-angle (chronic). Acute glaucoma is less common, but can present with sudden eye pain ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: A form of glaucoma called acute angle closure glaucoma can cause an abrupt rise in eye pressure that can be very painful.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Mostly unknown: A few cases of glaucoma occur due to trauma, inherited problems and anatomical underpinnings. The majority - 'open angle glaucoma'- is largely age re ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
42 years experience Ophthalmology
Optic nerve pressure: Glaucoma is a form of optic nerve disease, where elevated pressures &/or poor circulation cause damage inside the eye leading to loss of peripheral v ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Several choices: Observation, medications (topical eye drops, oral medications), laser (in office, in or), or surgery (blebless procedures, filtering surgery, tube imp ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
38 years experience Wound care
Yes but not cured: Glaucoma is abnormal elevation of the pressures in the eyes. Eye drops are used to decrease the pressure. It usually requires application of drops onc ... Read More
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