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My mum had been diagnosted with borderline glaucoma. She is seeing some black points that are not disapering for several seconds.. How advanced is it?
Glaucoma: Borderline is not really correct. Either you have damage to the optic nerve making glaucoma, or you do not have damage. You may have risk factors or finding that suggest you have or may develop glaucoma. The amount of vision loss will be determined by how well it is controlled, if you do have glaucoma. ...Read more
Have borderline glaucoma with ocular hyper tension . No heart related issues . When I use timolol maleate 0.5% it hurts in the heart region. Advise ?
Side effect: If you notice chest pain or tightness or breathing difficulty, you should discontinue timolol and call your eye doc about your symptoms. He/she will more than likely switch you to a different class of medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Borderline glaucoma: Diagnosis from your ophthalmologist indicates you have risk factors coupled with suspicious results on your glaucoma tests that do not meet the criteria for the actual diagnosis of glaucoma. Some individuals never go on to develop overt glaucoma while others do progress. Regular follow up visits and testing will help develop a clearer answer over time. ...Read more
Probably nothing: In the absense of other findings, it probably doesn't mean anything. I would just repeat it in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Early glaucoma: In early stage glaucoma, baseline testing is done with visual field and sometimes nerve fiber layer scanning. The cup to disc ratio of the optic nerve is noted. Treatment by SLT laser or eye drops attempts to lower the eye pressure about 25%. Patients are checked 3 to 4 times per year. Each year, the testing is repeated. If worse, then treatment must be more aggressive.If not worse, you are OK. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Optic nerve disease: Glaucoma as defined by The American Academy of Ophthalmology is “a group of diseases with certain features including an intraocular pressure that is too high for the continued health of the eye.” It is very serious and is often free of symptoms until late in the disease. There tends to be a familial tendency and is more common in African Americans & the elderly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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