Glaucoma 30 percent optic damage in 58 year old. What is prognosis? Can progression be stopped so that I won't notice peripheral vision loss.

Yes. Treatment works, the sooner the better. Eye drops and laser tread mr work for most patients.
Yes . Glaucoma treatment is aimed at preserving your remaining vision. With the proper treatment and follow up, most cases can be stabilized. Make sure you follow closely with your ophthalmologist.

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Early stage glaucoma & moderate stage epiretinal membrane same eye not affecting vision much now. W/both diseases potential for central vision loss & peripheral vision loss causes anxiety. Prognosis?

Treatment. will help control IOP in early glaucoma and delay optic nerve damage. You ophtamologist could decide if surgical intervention will be beneficial for the epiretinal membrane. Read more...
The risk is very low. An epiretinal membrane is a common finding in 60 y/o female and typically remain visually insignificant. If it becomes visually significant, surgical treatment is very successful. Mild glaucoma is very treatable, and with appropriate followup and treatment, peripheral vision loss can be prevented. Central loss is extremely rare. Read more...

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