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How long can someone with glaucoma last without going blind?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It's based upon how much nerve damage has already occurred and the rate of ganglion cell loss.
The earlier the intervention, the more likely the chance to preserve vision. It also matters how likely therapy can slow down the progression of disease in someone's expected lifetime vs. Losing sight from a complication of therapy or just age-related loss.

In brief: Depends

It's based upon how much nerve damage has already occurred and the rate of ganglion cell loss.
The earlier the intervention, the more likely the chance to preserve vision. It also matters how likely therapy can slow down the progression of disease in someone's expected lifetime vs. Losing sight from a complication of therapy or just age-related loss.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

Really depends . Some people can go their entire life without noticeable vision loss while orhers have more immediate loss of vision.

In brief: Depends

Really depends . Some people can go their entire life without noticeable vision loss while orhers have more immediate loss of vision.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Pressures

This is dependent upon the pressure and remaining optic nerve tissue.
If properly treated, glaucomatous vision loss can often be completely arrested.

In brief: Pressures

This is dependent upon the pressure and remaining optic nerve tissue.
If properly treated, glaucomatous vision loss can often be completely arrested.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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