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i have borderline glaucoma, how long will it be before it gets really bad?

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Borderline glaucoma: Diagnosis from your ophthalmologist indicates you have risk factors coupled with suspicious results on your glaucoma tests that do not meet the criteria for the actual diagnosis of glaucoma. Some individuals never go on to develop overt glaucoma while others do progress. Regular follow up visits and testing will help develop a clearer answer over time.
Dr. Constance Okeke
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Glaucoma suspect : It is possible that if you were diagnosed with borderline glaucoma, that you may never develop glaucoma. However it is very difficult to determine when glaucoma may begin. Certain factors that can be attained through your exam can let one know if they are at low, moderate, or high risk of development. The best thing that you can do is continue to have regular follow-up to assess if change occurred

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What is glaucoma?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
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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 untreated. It associates with increased pressure of the fluid in the eye
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How is glaucoma diagnosed?

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Dr. Cynthia Point
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Eye exams: Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve caused by eye pressures that are too high for the particular eye. It is diagnosed by the eye doctor seeing the optic nerve having a special appearance, and then a test called a visual field test shows loss of vision in the outer part of the field. That is why we all should get eye exams starting at about 40 years of age.
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What are the types of glaucoma?

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Many types: Typically the types are divided into "causes" or the "drain status" thus primary glaucoma vs. Secondary glaucoma (caused by something that is affecting the drain of the eye) or open angle vs. Closed angle glaucoma basically glaucoma can happen at various pressures that is damaging to the individual patient, so there is no pressure cutoff.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Can glaucoma give you headaches?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, one of the symptoms.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Define glaucoma?

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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 blindness if untreated. It is often, but not always, associated with increased pressure of the fluid in the eye.

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