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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
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
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
All things being equal is treatment for glaucoma more aggressive in a 60 year old or in an 80 year old?
Arguably the same: A lot of factors figure into the approach for glaucoma management including life expectancy. Above all, preservation of visual function is of paramount importance and control of a patient's eye pressure figures strongly into this. Because a younger patient potentially lives longer, treatment is generally more aggressive, particularly if disease is advanced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A couple times: But may have diminishing effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
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