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Is It Dangerous To Your Vision To Fly If You Have Glaucoma
Flying and eye: Glaucoma is not a risk factor for flying. However some patients with glaucoma also have had retinal surgery and if during that surgery an air bubble was injected to hold the retina in place, then flying can be dangerous as the bubble can expand at heights. Ask your retinal surgeon when you can fly, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With glaucoma at age 58, it is hard for me to understand how i will be able to preserve my vision for 30 years. Won't this be difficult?
Not necessarily : It mostly depends on how advanced your glaucoma was when first diagnosed and detected. Unless the disease was very advanced, i see no reason why you should not be able to preserve your vision for your lifetime if you follow your doctor's recommendations and use your medications as directed. Glaucoma is by nature progressive, so the goal is to slow that progression to a crawl. We have great medications and surgeries to help. Compliance is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Silent field loss: Glaucoma in early stage is asymptomatic. Glaucoma if undetected and untreated can progressively damage the optic nerve and eventually resulting in irreversible visual field loss. This is why it important to have a dilated retinal examination and intraocular pressure check, especially after 50 years old. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Glaucoma can be vision threatening if poorly treated or undetected. The goal of therapy is to get the internal pressure into a safe range so that the vision is not affected. In most cases the vision will be preserved. It is a bit of a difficult motivation task as the use of eyedrops for glaucoma does not produce an immediate benefit (like a pain reliever would) so treatment is for the long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am being treated for glaucoma. Dr is having a problem fitting me with contacts. My vision keeps changing & sometimes blurry. Why?
58 w/glaucoma, nerve tissue thinning, field vision normal, oct suspicious, pressure reduced from 28 to 16. Is this good?
Good: The first step is that you went to an ophthalmologist. Since glaucoma does not have a pain or symptom at the beginning the patient may not be aware of the problem. Your pressure decreased from 28 to 16 more 40% which is a very good response. Please cont with your treatment and follow up with your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Determines glaucoma: The threshold of vision means the lowest size or intensity of a spot of light that the eye can see. A threshold visual field test is used to detect glaucoma: multiple small spots of light are placed in different areas in a specialized testing device and the patient presses a buzzer if he/she sees them. Glaucoma decreases peripheral vision and threshold testing would show fewer spots seen by you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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