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How is age a factor in controlling open angle glaucoma?

How is age a factor in controlling open angle glaucoma?

Younger patients: Need more aggressive treatment than older ones. This is because the disease is cumulative in its effect. ...Read more

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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more

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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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Managing Glaucoma (Checklist)

Always take your medications
Once
Wash hands before applying drops
Once
Don't touch bottle tip to eye
Once
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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?

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 more

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What is open-angle glaucoma?

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 more

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Managing Glaucoma (Checklist)

If stable, then reduce visits
Once
Use eyedrops
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Have visual fields done
Yearly
Monitor for any side effects
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I've got "open angle glaucoma" what is it? Is it heriditary?

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 more

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Managing Glaucoma (Checklist)

ADHERE to an eye medication schedule
daily
MAINTAIN regular Eye Physician appointments
3x a year
ENGAGE in healthy lifestyle behaviors
daily
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How long can open angle glaucoma go untreated?

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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