Adult Glaucoma Suspect (cont.)
U Fusun Cardakli, MD
Richard W Allinson, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Robert H Graham, MD
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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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