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A 59-year-old female asked:

Mother has uncontrolled glaucoma. i have glaucoma & dr said it may be same type due to genetics. at 59 how can i assure myself that i won't go blind?

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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
See ophthalmologist : Glaucoma is a very complex disease and requires expert management. Your vigilance to learn it, stay compliant with the treatment and seeking expert input will help you ensure maintaining your vision. If you have narrow angle glaucoma, early cataract surgery is very helpful.
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Monitor: Regular follow-ups are critical with glaucoma. With today's medical and surgical options, it is likely that you can stay ahead of your glaucoma. Depending on your glaucoma status, the historical goal of being under 21mmhg may no longer be appropriate. I would recommend that you be proactive & aggressive. A 2nd opinion from another glaucoma specialist is reasonable if you are concerned. Good luck.

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Last updated May 25, 2013

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