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Adult Glaucoma Suspect (cont.)

Outlook

Most people who are glaucoma suspect do not develop optic nerve damage and/or vision loss.

Overall, about 1% of individuals with OHT develop glaucoma per year. The risk is higher for people who have additional risk factors besides elevated IOP.

Without treatment, optic nerve damage may progress, resulting in a progressive loss of peripheral (or side) vision. Irreversible blindness may eventually occur.

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