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When you have juvenile glaucoma, how long does it take for you to go blind?

When you have juvenile glaucoma, how long does it take for you to go blind?

Not easy to tell: Juvnile glaucoma is form that occurs in young people. Hopefully it is diagnosed and treated promptly. There is no set period of time for vision loss to occur. It depends on how severe is the degree of glaucoma and how high is the pressure. Young eyes are remarkably durable and can recover some vision even after a long period of increased pressure if treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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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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How long can someone with glaucoma last without going blind?

How long can someone with glaucoma last without going blind?

Depends: It's based upon how much nerve damage has already occurred and the rate of ganglion cell loss. The earlier the intervention, the more likely the chance to preserve vision. It also matters how likely therapy can slow down the progression of disease in someone's expected lifetime vs. Losing sight from a complication of therapy or just age-related loss. ...Read more

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How long would someone with glaucoma last without going blind?

How long would someone with glaucoma last without going blind?

Variable: Some glaucomas are very slow to progress and others move rapidly. It depends upon how high the pressure is, how strong the resistance of the circulation at the back of the eye, and of course whether the problem is recognized and treated properly. Most with glaucoma do not go blind. ...Read more

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How long does someone with glaucoma go before blindness?

How long does someone with glaucoma go before blindness?

It depends: When properly treated, they usually don't go blind. Acute forms of glaucoma can cause severe vision loss over a few days to weeks. More chronic forms (most common) cause slow loss of peripheral vision and later central vision over years to decades. ...Read more

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Can modafinil or Depakote cause glaucoma?I am diagnosed and 29 years old.If i take my treatment eye drops am i sure i will not go blind?

Can modafinil or Depakote cause glaucoma?I am diagnosed and 29 years old.If i take my treatment eye drops am i sure i will not go blind?

No: Neither drug causes glaucoma. It sounds like you've been diagnosed with glaucama. Neither drug you mentioned caused it. There are psychiatric drugs that can aggravate certain types of glaucoma. You need to discuss this with your ophthalmologist as he knows more about your glaucoma that we can deal with here. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma make me go blind?

It's possible: Glaucoma is a very serious eye condition that can lead to blindness in it's late stages. It's known as the sneak thief of sight because it typically does not have symptoms in the early stages. The best way to prevent blindness is to keep up with eye examinations and to follow the doctor's recommendations for treatment. If ever in doubt seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma make me go blind if i leave it untreated?

Can glaucoma make me go blind if i leave it untreated?

Yes: The natural progression of glaucoma when left untreated is irreversible blindness. The rate at which this will happen depends on multiple factors. It can be very disheartening as a doctor to see patients who present with such severe loss of vision because they didn't take their glaucoma seriously. I wish you all the best. ...Read more

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What can I do if my girlfriend is 18 and has glaucoma. Will she inevitibly go blind?

What can I do if my girlfriend is 18 and has glaucoma. Will she inevitibly go blind?

Probably not: Most forms of glaucoma can be treated but it takes active cooperation between the glaucoma doctor and the patient. A few , but rare , progress despite the best of care. Most likely your girlfriend will do well. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would glaucoma make me go blind?

Potentially blinding: Glaucoma is a well-known eye condition that has the potential to cause blindness. However, with early diagnosis and intervention the risk of going blind can be greatly minimized. One's individual risk for blindness is determined by the stage at which they are diagnosed. The best chance to minimize blindness is to follow Dr. instructions for treatment and keep follow-up appt to monitor change. ...Read more

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I am going blind from glaucoma is there surgery that can help me ?

There are many types: Glaucoma surgery can be done when medical and laser treatment are ineffective. Please see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more