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Age Of Open Angle Glaucoma
Younger patients: Need more aggressive treatment than older ones. This is because the disease is cumulative in its effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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Recently diagnosed w/open angle glaucoma and being treated w/ 1 drop.. In general, how long is it before you know if glaucoma is under control?
Quickly: presumably you had elevated pressure in your eye. The drop given should lower the pressure within a week. Your ophthalmologist ( you are seeing an ophthalmologist for such a diagnosis?) will have you come back soon to see if the eye pressure responded to normal with your drop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Open angle glaucoma: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Unusual but possible and congenital in nature. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Optic nerve damage: Open angle glaucoma is a group of disorders in which there is characteristic and progressive damage to the optic nerve. This results in loss of peripheral vision and can cause blindness. Glaucoma has numerous causes, some of which are genetic and not all of which are fully understood. While having family members with glaucoma increases your risk of getting glaucoma, it does not guarantee it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short time: 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. ...Read more
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