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when you have juvenile glaucoma, how long does it take for you to go blind?

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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa answered
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not easy to tell: Juvnile glaucoma is form that occurs in young people. Hopefully it is diagnosed and treated promptly. There is no set period of time for vision loss to occur. It depends on how severe is the degree of glaucoma and how high is the pressure. Young eyes are remarkably durable and can recover some vision even after a long period of increased pressure if treated.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Congenital glaucoma?: Unless there's been a new classification, children with glaucoma are usually congenital. It really depends on how soon it was detected and treated, and not everyone goes blind. Young adults diagosed with glaucoma also depends on many factors. Most people are very well managed with treatment these days and we don't automatically assume you will go blind if you have glaucoma.

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