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open angle glaucoma

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Most common: Simply, the drain of the eye appears open on exam (gonioscopy). It's a type of glaucoma (most common), and a way to describe to differentiate from na ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Open angle glaucoma: This is the most common type of glaucoma in which the drains of the eye interior gradually become obstructed (like plumbing obstruction in your house) ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Lieberman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Risk factors are...: Family/ethnicity are important. Those at highest risk for open-angle glaucoma have a sibling with glaucoma; or a parent. African-americans and hispani ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See other answer: Technically everyone, and as you age the risk gets higher. But family history is a factor, certain ethnicities have increased prevalence, some geneti ... Read More
Dr. Richard Lehrer
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Many Factors: Many studies have examined this. Risk factors are elevated intraocular pressure, thin corneas, suspicious appearing optic nerves and positive family h ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Short time: We need to differentiate between narrow angles, which is a discriptive anatomic condition, where the anterior chamber angle is narrow, and a narrow a ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Never good: Unfortunately, undiagnosed glaucomatous disease & failure to adhere to recommended prescribed treatments for those diagnosed are two of the bigges ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: You are probably responding to a disclaimer on a drug that has been prescribed for a non-eye issue. These disclaimers refer to closed angle glaucoma, ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Age : Increase age is a definite risk factor for glaucoma. This does not mean it is harder to control with the aging process, it is just a risk factor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes but unlikely: Yes, but very rare. Usually open-angle glaucoma is a disease of aging. Most often, adolescent glaucoma comes from trauma or congenital defects.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
No symptoms: One of the things about open angle glaucoma is that the peripheral vision loss "sneaks up" on folks. There are no symptoms, and the sign of periphera ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Optic nerve damage: Open angle glaucoma is a group of disorders in which there is characteristic and progressive damage to the optic nerve. This results in loss of periph ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Several types: There are several types of open angle glaucoma and your ophthalmologist can tell you which one you have. The most common type is primary open angle g ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See Below: There are eye drops, lasers, and several kinds of surgery (some new) for this. See a good glaucoma specialist. You're in philly, so try wills eye inst ... Read More
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