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Can You Tell Me The Usual Progression For Vision Loss With Glaucoma
It differs: The classic vision loss pattern is peripheral first, then more central as time goes on. Most people do not detect vision loss until there has been significant damage to the nerve. As well, some indiviuals may notice a larger than normal blindspot in their vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more
Glaucoma 30 percent optic damage in 58 year old. What is prognosis? Can progression be stopped so that i won't notice peripheral vision loss.
I am 58 years old. I was diagnosed with glaucoma. I have30% nerve damage and pressure is 27 with minimal peripheral vision loss. I used one drop for 30 days and thepressure is 16-18. Can you tell me the prognosis?
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
Do people with normal tension glaucoma progress to vision loss sooner than regular tension patients.
Regular tension?: Do you mean those with regular (normal ) tension and no glaucoma vs. Normal tension glaucoma. All glaucomas progress at variable rates depending upon age, severity and type of treatment. It is not possible to predict an individual case although predictions can be made when a case is followed for several years and the pattern is known for that case. ...Read more
Any type can, but: Typically a narrow-angle/angle-closure types cause rapid visual loss. This type of glaucoma is symptomatic (eye pain, blurriness, nausea), although by the time the symptoms arise it's often too late. Patients with open-angle glaucoma and low/normal tension glaucoma often experience what *seems* like rapid visual loss, when in reality the 'blind spots' have slowly crept into the central vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short or long term?: The leading cause of correctable vision loss is cataract. Glaucoma causes a slowly evolving loss if unresponsive to treatment and causes much vision loss especially in the third world. The two major causes of uncorrectable loss are diabetes and macular degenration. Diabetes loss is prevalent in the 60's (and younger) while mac degen affects a more elderly age group. ...Read more
Good relationship : If severe vision loss is present there are some low vision aids available that assist people in conducting their daily activities. Counseling is also important. Unfortunately, to date, there is nothing available to regenerate lost axons from glaucomatous optic neuropathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with mild symptoms of glaucoma. As there a natural way to cure this and get rid of permanent vision loss?
Chronic Condition: Glaucoma is a chronic medical condition that needs to be monitored and followed on a regular basis. As long as glaucoma is caught early and treated early the majority of patients do well. Unfortunately there is no 'cure' for glaucoma but it is a manageable condition. Damage from glaucoma is not reversible, the goal of treatment is to prevent further vision loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex: Measuring a person's true visual capacity is an incredibly complex and difficult to perform test. A multitude of factors go into achieving good vision and trying to place a percentage on vision loss is simplistic at best. With that being said certain tests like visual field loss, loss of contrast sensitivity, decrease in visual acuity can be surrogates for visual function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with glaucoma at age 58. No vision loss now. How much loss of vision can I expect to lose in 10 to 20 years. Want to work to age 68.
Very little: If treated correctly.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was detected with glaucoma, earlier i was having peripheral vision loss which i neglected that advanced to complete vision loss. what should i do?
Continue treatment: Obviously you discovered the vision loss and hopefully are seeing an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) for treatment. Your goal, since you have lost vision in one eye is to be very diligent with treatment for the remaining eye to prevent it losing any more vision. The loss from the blind eye, in glaucoma, unfortunately is permanent. ...Read more
How can I stop worrying about having a disease that can cause vision loss or blindness (glaucoma).. Dr says treatments may control it but no guarantee?
Support group: http://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/questions-and-answers-living-with-glaucoma.php. A reference for you. I recommend support group contact In your area: GOOGLE glaucoma support Groups & attend a social gathering of sim. Affected. I have found this particularly helpful. Remember that greater than 85% of affected people live well with glaucoma. You still have to be diligent with therapy & follow up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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