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A 58-year-old female asked:

30 percent optic nerve damage due to open angle glaucoma pressure 31. with treatment is it likely loss of peripheral vision will be prevented?

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 58 years experience
Glaucoma: Unfortunately optic nerve damage is permanent. Control of pressures is one way of reducing further damage.
Dr. John Destafeno
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Glaucoma progression: Treatment with drops, laser, or surgery can reduce the chance of worsening glaucomatous peripheral vision loss. It is extremely important to have regular visits with your eye doctor to determine the best treatment to reduce your risks.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2016

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