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What Are The Treatments For Completely Damaged Optic Nerve Due To Glaucoma
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Have 30 percent optic nerve damage due to open angle glaucoma. How many years would it take to incur this amount of damage?
Variable: Glaucoma tends to be a slowly progressing condition. Damage typically occurs over many months or years; however. It also depends on how high your eye pressures are. People with very high eye pressures may develop damage more quickly. It is very important to have regular follow up with you eye md to ensure your eye pressures are controlled adequately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am type2 DM having normal tension glaucoma with 40% optic nerve damage. Is it due to my diabetics or hereditary?
Can coughing, sneezing or long-term constant sniffing due to sinus drainage and habit cause optic nerve damage in glaucoma?
Glaucoma causes: Usually, the activities of daily living like you describe are NOT factors in the cause of glaucoma or the progression,severity, or treatment decisions.... FYI Cosopt is a drug and often has side effects..Have you asked about having the SLT glaucoma laser to replace the drops. Keep us posted. Dr.Sibley ...Read more
Age 58. 30 percent optic nerve damage in 1 eye due to open angle glaucoma. Withg treatment is it possible to prevent vision loss in lifetime?
Glaucoma. Approximately how many years would it take before 30 percent damage is done to an optic nerve?
Hopefully never: Glaucoma is a condition in which the internal eye pressure is higher than the resistance of the optic nerves to withstand the pressure. The time to lose 30 percent varies with these two relationships. Hopefully the condition will be recognized, and treatment instituted so that no vision or nerves will be lost. Do not assume that you have some time for no treatment in this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In glaucoma, please define what minimal damage to the optic nerve is. A certain percentage of damage?
Detectable: The best research indicates that the optic nerve (as studied by scanning of its structure and observation of it surface architecture) will have some change indicating damage well before there is any functional problem. In this context then, minimal damage is observable change, prior to the onset of visual or functional measured change. ...Read more
No repair: Unfortunately, vision loss due to damage to the optic nerve from glaucoma is not considered reversible. This is part of the reason that screening for glaucoma is an important public health issue -- treatment to prevent or decrease progression is well established, but there is not treatment to reverse vision loss from glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Slowly over time: Typically open angle glaucoma causes loss of ganglion cells with progressive thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer faster than age-related loss slowly over time (thus generally asymptomatic), eventually leading to an enlarged optic nerve cup seen on eye exam. The optic nerve appears pale with loss of tissue and remodeled laminar changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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