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A 58-year-old female asked:

how is it possible to catch glaucoma early? had annual eye exams with dilation every 2 years. when diagnosed there was already 30% optic nerve damage

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Of course: Glaucoma is a problem in which the internal eye pressure exceeds the eyes capacity to resist that pressure. Almost always there are no symptoms early in the disease but later vision can be affected. That is why we recommend an eye exam every year or two in people over age 40. The course is slow, and there is plenty of time to use corrective drops. Was your pressure always taken?
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
? 30%: I would question further into how they are making the assessment if 30% damage and even if you really have glaucoma. You may only be suspect due to a few findings. See an eye md.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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