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What is the current status of glaucoma today in the world?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prevalent

Glaucoma, a condition in which the internal eye pressure is higher than the eye can withstand, causes a gradual vision loss over time if not treated.
It is present in all countries with slightly variable incidence of the different types. In richer countries treatment is commonly by drops, then laser, then surgery. In some poor countries, if at all, surgery is preferred as it is long lasting.

In brief: Prevalent

Glaucoma, a condition in which the internal eye pressure is higher than the eye can withstand, causes a gradual vision loss over time if not treated.
It is present in all countries with slightly variable incidence of the different types. In richer countries treatment is commonly by drops, then laser, then surgery. In some poor countries, if at all, surgery is preferred as it is long lasting.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Needs more research

For a cure. Early identification with a way to reverse the effects of the disease (ideally neural regeneration or artificial camera chip integration into the visual cortex).

In brief: Needs more research

For a cure. Early identification with a way to reverse the effects of the disease (ideally neural regeneration or artificial camera chip integration into the visual cortex).
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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