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Can you tell me the usual progression for vision loss with glaucoma?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It differs

The classic vision loss pattern is peripheral first, then more central as time goes on.
Most people do not detect vision loss until there has been significant damage to the nerve. As well, some indiviuals may notice a larger than normal blindspot in their vision.

In brief: It differs

The classic vision loss pattern is peripheral first, then more central as time goes on.
Most people do not detect vision loss until there has been significant damage to the nerve. As well, some indiviuals may notice a larger than normal blindspot in their vision.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Often slow

Glaucoma progression is often slow hence the low rates of being noticed by patients .
Some forms can be quite rapid however . It really depends on the type of glaucoma and the individual characteristics of the patient.

In brief: Often slow

Glaucoma progression is often slow hence the low rates of being noticed by patients .
Some forms can be quite rapid however . It really depends on the type of glaucoma and the individual characteristics of the patient.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Variable

Asymptomatic at first, classically peripheral vision is lost first, but paracentral vision can also be affected early.
Usually only advanced disease really affects the sharpness of vision. The higher the pressure, oftentimes the faster the progression once glaucoma is diagnosed and followed.

In brief: Variable

Asymptomatic at first, classically peripheral vision is lost first, but paracentral vision can also be affected early.
Usually only advanced disease really affects the sharpness of vision. The higher the pressure, oftentimes the faster the progression once glaucoma is diagnosed and followed.
Dr. Robert Chang
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