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What Is The Best Treatment For Glacoma
Many: The goal in glaucoma treatment is to get the internal eye pressure lower than the level causing risk to vision. Most cases can be assisted with pressure lowering eyedrops to which can be added laser treatment if needed. Advanced or unresponsive cases may need surgery. There are many options; your ophthalmologist can assist you with the best course of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical/surgical: Most infantie glaucoma cases are congenital in nature , due to a structural malformation of the eye. These are usually treated with surgical intervention very early. Adolescent glaucoma is rare and an attempt to treat it medically, with drops may tried, unless there is a structural component to t he disease that requires surgical intervention. ...Read more
Various: Simply put, glaucoma is any condition in which the fluids of the inside of the eye meet resistance to leaving the eye, and have to elevate the pressure to overcome that. The most common cause is an age related drop in outflow ability. There are other causes such as trauma, various diseases, etc. Treatment is by drugs, lasers and surgery to relieve the pressure - usually effective. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. How many months might it take before you know if initial treatment has stabilized condition?
6-12 months: If a 30% reduction in pressure is achieved, you can be pretty sure the progression is arrested. Testing the many parameters followed in glaucoma patient (visual field, retinal nerve fiber layer, c:d volume, etc) can take a year to be sure they are not worsening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do genetics factor in to glaucoma that isn't successfully controlled. Does it mean that resistance to treatment for glaucoma is hereditary?
Probably: Research is elucidating much information on how genetics play a pathophysiologic role in glaucoma. It is true that those individuals affected by the most common form of glaucoma (poag) have been found to have mutations in several genes, including myocilin, optineurin, and cyp1b1. Some of the defective proteins formed by these mutants may have more negative influence on how responsive treatment is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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