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What Are The Necessary Steps Taken For The Early Stages Of Glaucoma
Early glaucoma: In early stage glaucoma, baseline testing is done with visual field and sometimes nerve fiber layer scanning. The cup to disc ratio of the optic nerve is noted. Treatment by SLT laser or eye drops attempts to lower the eye pressure about 25%. Patients are checked 3 to 4 times per year. Each year, the testing is repeated. If worse, then treatment must be more aggressive.If not worse, you are OK. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Good question?: Your eye care is very important. Go to the eye doctor and have an exam. They will measure your eye pressure if to high you will be prescribed special drops to keep the pressure down. If pressure is elevated but not dangerously high you will just be monitored so keep all your appointments ...Read more
In glaucoma 20% optic nerve damage with minimal peripheral vision loss. How much loss would it take to not see coffee tables & steps?
Depends: As a general rule, the eye has an amazing ability to see, even with severe nerve losss. Everyone has a natural blind spot in each eye (where the optic nerve exits the eye and goes the brain) and yet, even with one eye closed, it is hard to appreciate the blind spot. Typically, patients will have end-stage glaucoma before they start having glaucoma-related vision loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Usually none: "The (silent) thief of sight" is aptly applied to the most common form of glaucoma called open angle. There is no early warning sign or pain to give you concern. A family history of the disease, as well as high intraocular pressure, African or Hispanic ethnicity, steroid use, eye injury, thin cornea, high myopia, hypertension are important risk factors. A dilated exam is essential for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In early glaucoma if there is no loss of visual function, can that mean that any loss in vision is not noticed by the patient in daily activities?
Gradual adjustment: Open angle glaucoma is a wasting disease of the optic nerves, usually associated with elevated intraocular pressure. The earliest changes of glaucomatous optic neuropathy include altered color vision and reduced contrast sensitivity, which may not interfere with your activities of daily living in the same way visual field loss and visual acuity loss do. Reduce your eye pressure with medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glaucoma caught early mild stage & pressure lower 28 to 12 but after 24 mos.progressed at higher than average rate, now moderate. Why if caught early?
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