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What can I do if i've already lost some vision from glaucoma?

What can I do if i've already lost some vision from glaucoma?

Stop losing anymore: Unfortunately, you can't get back what you've lost already. However, even with advanced glaucoma, most people don't have any symptoms. Therefore its very important that you treat the glaucoma so you don't lose anymore vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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If the patient have lost already some vision from glaucoma, what could you do?

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 more

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Does double vision indicate glaucoma?

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 more

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What could be the reasons for reduced peripheral vision besides glaucoma?

What could be the reasons for reduced peripheral vision besides glaucoma?

Many: Strokes, retinal detachments, retinitis pigmentosa, other optic neuropathies, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good,nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?

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

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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?

Blindness: Is not likely except when the disease is diagnosed at end stage, or patient is lost to followup, or disease severely refractory to treatment. ...Read more

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Can you have perfect vision and develop glaucoma?

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 more

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What is the progression for vision loss with glaucoma?

Peripheral vision: Typically glaucoma patients lose peripheral vision first and then if the glaucoma progresses central vision can be lost. Rarely some central loss can occur early on in the disease process. ...Read more

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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 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