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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. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Hi docs, would glaucoma make me go blind?

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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What other than glaucoma can cause blindness?

What other than glaucoma can cause blindness?

Diabetic retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is the number one reason people age 25-65 loose vision in the usa. Glaucoma is the number one reason in african americans in the us. Age related macular degeneration is the number one reason people over age 65 go blind in the U.S. In the world, the number one reason for blindness is cataracts, not a problem in the u.S since it is the most frequently performed surgery. ...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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Which type of diseases other than glaucoma can cause blindness?

Lots of dieases: Besides glaucoma, the most common causes of blindness in the U.S. Are diabetes and macular degeneration. But there are thousands of diseases that can cause blindness. ...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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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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Will I become blind as a result of my glaucoma?

Will I become blind as a result of my glaucoma?

Untreated glaucoma: Glaucoma can cause blindness, but it's typically a long, slow process over years of time. In general, the higher the eye pressure, the faster the glaucoma progression. Since it's irreversible, it's best to identify it early, and then blindness often can be prevented. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Robert Chang
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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


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