A 58-year-old female asked:
I have glaucoma & mother's dr said i may very well have the same type of glaucoma she does that is resistant to treatment. how likely is this?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Kermanianswered
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Many types exist: Glaucoma comes in many varieties with differing severity & mechanisms. Most types can be rather well controlled by appropriate medications (eye drops) & sometimes laser or surgery treatments. In any case, be gentle on your eyes & avoid eye rubbing & avoid being facedown when sleeping. Best to see your ophthalmologist to know your specific options.
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