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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Lower eye pressure: Normal tension glaucoma exists when the pressure in the eye, despite being what we call normal, causes changes that mimic ordinary glaucoma damage. T ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Lowering IOP: Whether low tension glaucoma or higher tension glaucoma, the goal is to preserve vision, and lowering the iop about 25 to 30% of where the average iop ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Visual field loss: Glaucoma is a problem in which the internal eye pressure presses upon vessels on the back of the eye gradually causing loss of vision. This occurs mo ... Read More
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: Normal tension glaucoma is when glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve due to intra-ocular pressure) occurs and the pressures are normal. Some peoples o ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Regular tension?: Do you mean those with regular (normal ) tension and no glaucoma vs. Normal tension glaucoma. All glaucomas progress at variable rates depending upon ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Because your IOP was considerably higher than the "normal upper range", your glaucoma would be considered high tension open angle glaucoma (presumably ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
55 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Intra-ocular inflammation over a period of time (as in pars planitis or peripheral uveitis can cause decrease in outflow of aqueous fluid from the eye ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Family history of open-angle glaucoma is a significant risk factor in many studies. It is quoted to be between 2-3 times risk for someone who has an a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Tension glaucoma: Probably both but worthwhile checking with your eye doctor.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Trabecuectomy: Will control pressure, requires close post operative fools up. This will not reverse the vision loss she already has. Other possibilities are the iste ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ahdoot
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes : Glaucoma treatment is aimed at preserving your remaining vision. With the proper treatment and follow up, most cases can be stabilized. Make sure you ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Good & usually: Acceptable iop control with careful monitoring and testing is quite successful in preventing functional vision loss in 85% or more of patients. I thi ... Read More
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