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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is glaucoma dangerous? doctors cannot agree on diagnosis or treatment

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Dr. Richard Lehrer
Glaucoma 35 years experience
Yes: Glaucoma can result in vision loss and blindness if untreated. If there is no consensus on your diagnosis i would recommend that you see a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. Your doc should be able to refer you.
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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Yes-untreated: Untreated glaucoma can lead to severe visual loss and even to total blindness. If you are having difficulty with consensus on a diagnosis you may want to reach out to an eye institiue; ie. Wills, bascom palmer, mayo etc.
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Last updated Jul 2, 2013

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