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A 47-year-old member asked:

Could there be a cure for glaucoma?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Many treatments: There are many forms of glaucoma. There are many treatments for these many forms of glaucoma. There is no simple "cure." most treatments require patients to be regularly monitored and treatments altered during the course of a patient's lifetime.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not yet: We manage and attempt to prevent vision loss with our therapies. We want you to outlive vision loss.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No cure: Glaucoma is a treatable but uncurable condition. People with glaucoma require lifelong treatment.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes: Glaucoma is caused by a group of diseases that characteristically damages the optic nerve and may result in blindness if not treated. Currently, there is no cure for glaucoma, but a variety of excellent treatments are available to prevent much of the visual disability that may result from glaucoma. The Glaucoma Research Foundation is a great reference for more information on the topic. Good luck

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Eye disease: Eye disorder in which the optic nerve suffers damage, permanently damaging vision in the affected eye(s) and progressing to complete blindness if untreated. It associates with increased pressure of the fluid in the eye

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