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Lincoln, NE
A 60-year-old female asked:

if open angle glaucoma is uncontrolled despite a reduction in pressure from 31 to 12 is it considered normal tension glaucoma.

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
No: Because your IOP was considerably higher than the "normal upper range", your glaucoma would be considered high tension open angle glaucoma (presumably your angles are open). Your IOP did decrease nicely, but you indicate that your disease is progressing. Despite medications, laser & incisional surgery are possibly helpful at producing a 'more' stabilizing effect. ?results of ur Neuroophtho eval?

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Last updated May 12, 2015

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