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Are visual field defects present in glaucoma?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

By definition, glaucoma is a group of diseases which causes characteristic optic nerve damage with corresponding visual field defects.
These defects are not always symptomatic to the patient and may only be detectable through special testing.

In brief: Yes

By definition, glaucoma is a group of diseases which causes characteristic optic nerve damage with corresponding visual field defects.
These defects are not always symptomatic to the patient and may only be detectable through special testing.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: In advanced glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that is related to an increase in eye pressure.
Over time, the optic nerve gets damaged and you start to lose peripheral vision (which shows up as field defects). So, initially you may have a normal field, but if left untreated, you will have field defects which are permanent.

In brief: In advanced glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that is related to an increase in eye pressure.
Over time, the optic nerve gets damaged and you start to lose peripheral vision (which shows up as field defects). So, initially you may have a normal field, but if left untreated, you will have field defects which are permanent.
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Hopefully not

Glaucoma is diagnosed by a number of parameters of which the visual field is one.
The goal of treatment is to prevent progression and this usually happens with good treatment. But sometimes a field defect is the clue to the presence of the condition, and changes in the field can be a clue to advancement of the therapy needed to treat the glaucoma.

In brief: Hopefully not

Glaucoma is diagnosed by a number of parameters of which the visual field is one.
The goal of treatment is to prevent progression and this usually happens with good treatment. But sometimes a field defect is the clue to the presence of the condition, and changes in the field can be a clue to advancement of the therapy needed to treat the glaucoma.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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