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What is deep cupping of eyes?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Disc shape

The disc at the back of the eye is where the nerves of vision exit to go to the brain.
The shape of this varies with heredity and internal eye pressure. Deep cupping can be hereditary but is associated with advanced glaucoma. In this condition, there is deep cupping and the disc looks very pale as well. It is one of the things monitored in the management of the condition glaucoma.

In brief: Disc shape

The disc at the back of the eye is where the nerves of vision exit to go to the brain.
The shape of this varies with heredity and internal eye pressure. Deep cupping can be hereditary but is associated with advanced glaucoma. In this condition, there is deep cupping and the disc looks very pale as well. It is one of the things monitored in the management of the condition glaucoma.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Daniel Gradin
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Possible glaucoma

If you are describing cupping of the optic nerve of the eye, then it can be a sign of glaucoma.
Your eye doctor could explain whether you might have glaucoma, and the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Possible glaucoma

If you are describing cupping of the optic nerve of the eye, then it can be a sign of glaucoma.
Your eye doctor could explain whether you might have glaucoma, and the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Daniel Gradin
Dr. Daniel Gradin
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