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How can i prevent glaucoma from recurring?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Treating: Glaucoma can be controlled with therapy in that the rate of vision loss is slowed so that there is no significant vision change in a person's lifetime. Secondary glaucomas can be prevented if the underlying diseases such as neovascular glaucoma due to diabetes, avoiding trauma (traumatic glaucoma), etc. Are controlled.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: Most glaucoma is genetic and since there's no cure, once you have it, you have it, and it can't recur. However, if its secondary, then you can takes steps to stop it from recurring, depending on the cause. Ask your eye doctor to help you.
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Can't: Glaucoma does not go away . The diagnosis is for a lifetime and needs constant monitoring and treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
The exception is narrow angle glaucoma suspect which can be "cured" with a laser iridotomy.
Feb 23, 2013

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent glaucoma?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Difficult: Only proven therapies right now is aiming for ocular hypotension in those whose eye pressure is too high for their nerve. Neuroprotection is being studied. No known studied specific lifestyle changes to prevent glaucoma at this time.

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