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A 25-year-old male asked:

Sister 25 years old. she glaucoma suspect. vision test and hrt good. but rnfl 0.19 mm. i searched the internet and this limit value. is this bad ?

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Dr. Jared Adams
13 years experience
It depends: A person is a glaucoma suspect for many reasons: increased cup/disc ratio, different cup/disc ratios between the two eyes, increased eye pressure, narrow angles, etc. We usually follow patients over time with repeated visual fields, rnfl tests, and clinical exams. I would make sure your sister is getting periodic exams by an ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Get a specialist: Opinion. Typically need a few tests to follow over time to figure out if a thin rnfl is due to glaucoma or something else.
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