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Vision With Glaucoma
Consistent follow-up: Vision loss from glaucoma is often subtle at first.. But with significant damage, loss may rapidly worsen. Consistent, regular care is essential. The patient must use his medications and keep regular appointments for eye-pressure checks, visual field tests, and optic nerve exams. An ophthalmologist is best trained to offer the most appropriate treatments of drops, laser or surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normally no: Rarely, you could have central loss, splitting your central vision, and patients have described a sort of a double vision from one eye. But 99.9% of the time, it indicates other problems like lazy eye, or cataracts, or rarely stroke and aneurysm. Best to get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom losing vision to glaucoma after treatment. Will try surgery. Dr said daughter may have same control problem but be better meds in future.Agree?
Maybe: If your mom needs glaucoma surgery, it should be performed by a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. Don't be afraid to get a second opinion, especially if mom is losing vision with treatment. Some types of glaucoma run in families. Talk to your eye surgeon about this. Good luck with mom! ...Read more
Mother losing vision to glaucoma. Daughter 58 recently diagnosed. Mom's dr. Says i may have same type resistant to meds. Worried i will go blind too?
Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?
Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent cataract surgery. An ongoing clinical trial is aimed to answer this question with more clarity. PROVE Study. http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420(14)00344-3/references AND https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01162356 ...Read more
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
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
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