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A 58-year-old female asked:

Examined by 2 eye drs. for glaucoma diagnosis. neither asked if mother's glaucoma was under control? isn't that info. important for my treatment plan

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Family history is important for increased vigilance and screening but not for treatment.
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Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Family history can give clues to the need for more agressive treatment or the propensity for certain types of glaucoma.
Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Harold Ballitch
undefined 36 years experience
Possibly If your mother has an especially aggressive type of glaucoma where she has lost vision while being treated.
Apr 1, 2013
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Somewhat!: It is most important whether you have a family history of glaucoma. The difficulty to control it can be important. But, if your mothers is or isn't under control is not the question, the question is how difficult is her glaucoma to control, and how much damage has it caused her vision.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013


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