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My opthalmologist says my eye pressure is 25, does a blind person have the same risk of glaucoma?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: What is the cause of the blindness and how severe is it. Elevated pressure in a completely blind eye (no light perceptionat all), is generally not administered except a light touch as treatment in glaucoma is to preserve vision. If there is some vision left and the eye is legally blind (not absolute) then treatment is appropriate to preserve the residual vision.

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