age of open angle glaucoma

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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

How is age a factor in controlling open angle glaucoma?

Younger patients

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need more aggressive treatment than older ones. This is because the disease is cumulative in its effect.
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Dr. William Dieck answered:

Age 58. 30 percent optic nerve damage in 1 eye due to open angle glaucoma. Withg treatment is it possible to prevent vision loss in lifetime?

Yes

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You will most likely be able to be controlled medically. Your chances of not losing vision from glaucoma are very good. Make sure you are compliant with your medication.
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Dr. Colin McCannel answered:

What are the most common symptoms of Open angle glaucoma?

No symptoms

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One of the things about open angle glaucoma is that the peripheral vision loss "sneaks up" on folks. There are no symptoms, and the sign of peripheral vision loss is not noticeable until the vision loss is advanced. If there is a suspicion or family history, have a proper evaluation by an eye doctor.
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How many types of open angle glaucoma are there and how do you know which one you have?

You can ask your eye

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doctor to find out what type it is.
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What is the percentage of open angle glaucoma patients in whom treatment is not effective.

Very low

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It is very rare for someone to have normal open angle glaucoma that does not respond to any treatment. We have many options available to us now to treat glaucoma including drops, laser, minimally invasive surgery and more advanced surgery. It is uncommon for someone not to have a response to at least one of these treatments
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What is open-angle glaucoma?

Open angle glaucoma

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This is the most common type of glaucoma in which the drains of the eye interior gradually become obstructed (like plumbing obstruction in your house) leading to elevation of the interior eye pressure. This squeezes the nerves and blood vessels at the back of the eye causing gradual loss of vision over time. Treatment (drops, laser, surgery) will lower pressure and protect the eye.
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Dr. Marc Lieberman answered:

Who is at risk for open-angle glaucoma?

Risk factors are...

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Family/ethnicity are important. Those at HIGHEST risk for open-angle glaucoma have a sibling with glaucoma; or a parent. African-Americans and Hispanics are at higher risk than Caucasians. Asians have a higher risk for angle-closure disease (e.g., Chinese); others are at for risk low-pressure glaucoma (Japanese.) Other risks include a serious eye injury, or long exposure to prednisone therapy.
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Dr. Richard Lehrer answered:

any new treatment for open angle glaucoma?

Yes

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The latest surgical treatment approved for open angle glaucoma and cataract is called iStent. In this procedure, the surgeon inserts a tiny stent inside the eye to bypass a portion of the eye's natural drainage system. New drugs for glaucoma are close to approval, but not available yet.
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How long can open angle glaucoma go untreated?

Short time

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We need to differentiate between Narrow Angles, which is a discriptive anatomic condition, where the anterior chamber angle is narrow, and a narrow angle attack, which is an acute elevation of pressure caused by closure of the angle, blocking fluid flow and causing an acute elevation of pressure. There is also a condition called Chronic narrow angle where there are intermittant bouts of pressure.
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Dr. Harold Peltan answered:

Is zyprexa save for open angle glaucoma patient.

Should be

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Zyprexa should be safe in a patient with open angle glaucoma. It is contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma because it can precipitate an acute angle closure crisis.
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