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A 58-year-old female asked:

58 yrs.old, 30% nerve damage, minimal peripheral vision loss. mother's glaucoma uncontrolled. my prognosis diminished because of these factors?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Not necessarily: It sounds like your glaucoma is controlled and hopefully you will be better off than ur mom because your diagnosis was probably caught earlier.Your pos. Fam history indicates more risk. As long as your eyes are freq evaluated and iop is adjusted accordingly as needed, u should do much better. Younger people often need a more aggressive approach if iop is fluctuating too much or getting too high.
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Risk factors: Risk factors of glaucoma do include family history. With regular follow up visits and treatment , drops or stl laser surgery, your ophthalmologist will be able to maintain what you have now. Peripheral vision loss in irreversible. The important thing is to get the eye pressure low and prevent any flucuation of the pressure. Quarterly eye exams are the standard of care for this.

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