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Glaucoma suspect : It is possible that if you were diagnosed with borderline glaucoma, that you may never develop glaucoma. However it is very difficult to determine when glaucoma may begin. Certain factors that can be attained through your exam can let one know if they are at low, moderate, or high risk of development. The best thing that you can do is continue to have regular follow-up to assess if change occurred ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Floaters?: If your mother has been diagnosed with borderline glaucoma it is unlikely that any of her visual problems are related to the glaucoma. Typically in borderline glaucoma the optic nerve may look weakened but the function is still good. The black changes that you describe are not typical for the type of damage that occurs with glaucoma, which is typically permanent and irreversible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ?
Probably not much: If you are not a glaucoma patient and are not otherwise suspicious for glaucoma why did you have an oct nerve fiber layer analysis in the first place? Oct nfl testing is a very poor screening tool and will produce way more false positives then real positives in people who are otherwise not a glaucoma patient or glaucoma suspect. Headaches alone are not usually reason for an oct. ...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
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
Several factors: The major cause of blurred vision from glaucoma is related to damage to the optic nerve. The visual information it sends to the brain is not as crisp since some of the "wires" within the nerve are lost. It is similar to a television cable that has been paritally cut, causing the t.V. Image to be less sharp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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