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How can I prevent glaucoma?
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: See your eye doc
Yearly eye exams by an experienced practioneer will allow early detection of risk and treatment.

In brief: See your eye doc
Yearly eye exams by an experienced practioneer will allow early detection of risk and treatment.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: You cant
A lot of research has been conducted to discover the causes of glaucoma.
Some causes (injury, chronic use of corticosteroids) can be avoided, whereas others are not (aging, positive family history of glaucoma, thin corneas). The best preventative action is through comprehensive screeing & regular follow up visits to check the health status of your eyes. The number one risk is elevated eye pressure

In brief: You cant
A lot of research has been conducted to discover the causes of glaucoma.
Some causes (injury, chronic use of corticosteroids) can be avoided, whereas others are not (aging, positive family history of glaucoma, thin corneas). The best preventative action is through comprehensive screeing & regular follow up visits to check the health status of your eyes. The number one risk is elevated eye pressure
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Difficult
Only proven therapies right now is aiming for ocular hypotension in those whose eye pressure is too high for their nerve.
Neuroprotection is being studied. No known studied specific lifestyle changes to prevent glaucoma at this time.

In brief: Difficult
Only proven therapies right now is aiming for ocular hypotension in those whose eye pressure is too high for their nerve.
Neuroprotection is being studied. No known studied specific lifestyle changes to prevent glaucoma at this time.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Examinations
There are no dietary or lifestyle alteratins which can prevent glaucoma.
The only way to deal with it is regular examinations by your ophthalmologist. Treatment is useful and frequently will control any problems.

In brief: Examinations
There are no dietary or lifestyle alteratins which can prevent glaucoma.
The only way to deal with it is regular examinations by your ophthalmologist. Treatment is useful and frequently will control any problems.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
In brief: Regular checkups
Glaucoma is usually silent, and can cause vision loss without warning.
Regular measurements of eye pressure, as well as close evaluation of the optic nerve, with serial photographs, optical tomography, and other techniques, as well as visual fields, help monitor for glaucoma, much like monitoring for hypertension. Maintaining healthy weight and aerobic exercise, preventing diabetes, also help.

In brief: Regular checkups
Glaucoma is usually silent, and can cause vision loss without warning.
Regular measurements of eye pressure, as well as close evaluation of the optic nerve, with serial photographs, optical tomography, and other techniques, as well as visual fields, help monitor for glaucoma, much like monitoring for hypertension. Maintaining healthy weight and aerobic exercise, preventing diabetes, also help.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
In brief: Depends,mostly can't
Most glaucoma is genetic which you can't really do anything.
There are some glaucoma which are secondary to trauma. So i suppose you can avoid getting trauma to the eye.

In brief: Depends,mostly can't
Most glaucoma is genetic which you can't really do anything.
There are some glaucoma which are secondary to trauma. So i suppose you can avoid getting trauma to the eye.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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