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If the patient have lost already some vision from glaucoma, what could you do?

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Dr. Marc Lieberman
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Consistent follow-up

Vision loss from glaucoma is often subtle at first.
. But with significant damage, loss may rapidly worsen. Consistent, regular care is essential. The patient must use his medications and keep regular appointments for eye-pressure checks, visual field tests, and optic nerve exams. An ophthalmologist is best trained to offer the most appropriate treatments of drops, laser or surgery.

In brief: Consistent follow-up

Vision loss from glaucoma is often subtle at first.
. But with significant damage, loss may rapidly worsen. Consistent, regular care is essential. The patient must use his medications and keep regular appointments for eye-pressure checks, visual field tests, and optic nerve exams. An ophthalmologist is best trained to offer the most appropriate treatments of drops, laser or surgery.
Dr. Marc Lieberman
Dr. Marc Lieberman
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Ask a glaucoma doc

Glaucoma therapy currently prevents future vision loss but does not recover vision already lost from glaucoma.
It would be important to maximize the vision left, continue regular eye care, and help with any other reversible changes.

In brief: Ask a glaucoma doc

Glaucoma therapy currently prevents future vision loss but does not recover vision already lost from glaucoma.
It would be important to maximize the vision left, continue regular eye care, and help with any other reversible changes.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine

In brief: Laser or medications

Glaucoma happens when the optic nerve is damaged , usually by high pressures in the back of the eye.
Peripheral vision is the first to be harmed. Eye drops can lower the pressure and so can a special laser treatment. By reducing the eye pressures, further damage can be lessened.

In brief: Laser or medications

Glaucoma happens when the optic nerve is damaged , usually by high pressures in the back of the eye.
Peripheral vision is the first to be harmed. Eye drops can lower the pressure and so can a special laser treatment. By reducing the eye pressures, further damage can be lessened.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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