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A 58-year-old female asked:

58 years old with glaucoma. will there be advancements in treatment within 5-10 years?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Glaucoma research : Glaucoma is one condition that has ongoing research. We still don't know enough about causation and control. We have made giant strides in the last ten years but there is more to be learnt. It's an exciting time to practice ophthalmology !
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Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
See eye doc: The drops used for glaucoma are pretty remarkable these days in that they lower eye pressure with minimal side effects. The slt laser is also very safe and effective. In the future, glaucoma will be addressed more as a circulation issue and might even be treated with pills. There is testing happening to identify the gene.
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Dr. Mark Sibley
Dr. Mark Sibley commented
LASIK Surgery 47 years experience
The ''advancement'' is here now...It has been here for 10 years...It is the SLT Glaucoma laser to replace the drops...
Jul 20, 2015
Last updated Jan 21, 2021


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