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I'm 58 recently diagnosed w/glaucoma & beginnings of peripheral vision loss. Please explain what aggressive treatment would mean for me?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Treatment

Of glaucoma is individualized.
For each, a target pressure is set depending on the untreated pressure (usually 30% lower). Then the ophthalmologist adds treatment until this is reached. More aggressive treatment means setting a lower goal and closer follow up.

In brief: Treatment

Of glaucoma is individualized.
For each, a target pressure is set depending on the untreated pressure (usually 30% lower). Then the ophthalmologist adds treatment until this is reached. More aggressive treatment means setting a lower goal and closer follow up.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Treatment reaction

This can be as simple as multiple topical drops and oral meds tothe addition of laser or intraocular surgery to decrease the pressures to a safe level.
Every patient is different and the extent de4pends on medicaion reaction and other factors including risk factors. Be compliant snd keep your appoinments.

In brief: Treatment reaction

This can be as simple as multiple topical drops and oral meds tothe addition of laser or intraocular surgery to decrease the pressures to a safe level.
Every patient is different and the extent de4pends on medicaion reaction and other factors including risk factors. Be compliant snd keep your appoinments.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology

In brief: Pressure lowering

The treatment will consist of eye drops, laser treatments or a surgical procedure.
The purpose is to lower the pressure in the eye to prevent further peripheral vision loss. You should discuss this with your ophthalmologist and follow his recommendations.

In brief: Pressure lowering

The treatment will consist of eye drops, laser treatments or a surgical procedure.
The purpose is to lower the pressure in the eye to prevent further peripheral vision loss. You should discuss this with your ophthalmologist and follow his recommendations.
Dr. Richard Carlin
Dr. Richard Carlin
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