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Can you have perfect vision and develop glaucoma?
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Silent field loss
Glaucoma in early stage is asymptomatic.
Glaucoma if undetected and untreated can progressively damage the optic nerve and eventually resulting in irreversible visual field loss. This is why it important to have a dilated retinal examination and intraocular pressure check, especially after 50 years old.

In brief: Silent field loss
Glaucoma in early stage is asymptomatic.
Glaucoma if undetected and untreated can progressively damage the optic nerve and eventually resulting in irreversible visual field loss. This is why it important to have a dilated retinal examination and intraocular pressure check, especially after 50 years old.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Glaucoma can present in different ways, but is typically asymptomatic until late stages, thus many people have 20/20 vision and don't know they have glaucoma ("silent thief").
It's a slow progressive process that can affect one eye first (the other eye can cover for the bad eye), so perfect vision does not rule out glaucoma.

In brief: Yes
Glaucoma can present in different ways, but is typically asymptomatic until late stages, thus many people have 20/20 vision and don't know they have glaucoma ("silent thief").
It's a slow progressive process that can affect one eye first (the other eye can cover for the bad eye), so perfect vision does not rule out glaucoma.
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve and may spare central vision .
However contrast sensitivity may be affected as well as a peripheral vision.

In brief: Yes
Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve and may spare central vision .
However contrast sensitivity may be affected as well as a peripheral vision.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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