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Will i become blind as a result of my glaucoma?

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 20 years experience
If not treated: Non treated galucoma will cause damage to the eye nerve and may cause blindness, it is very important to treat the condition and lowe the pressure inside the affected eye.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Untreated glaucoma: Glaucoma can cause blindness, but it's typically a long, slow process over years of time. In general, the higher the eye pressure, the faster the glaucoma progression. Since it's irreversible, it's best to identify it early, and then blindness often can be prevented.

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