Angle Recession Glaucoma (cont.)
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Angle Recession Glaucoma Follow-up and Prevention
Close follow-up with eye pressure checks and optic nerve evaluations are very important because, though the nerve may become damaged soon after the trauma, frequently the onset of glaucoma may not be evident until months or sometimes years later.
Because angle recession trauma is accidental, it is wise to keep the eyes protected when one knows in advance that trauma is possible. Protective goggles for activities like racquetball and paintball fights should always be used.
And as mentioned above, once an angle recession trauma occurs, the glaucomatous damage can be prevented or minimized with proper ophthalmic care.
Angle Recession Glaucoma Prognosis
Angle recession glaucoma can cause progressive permanent, irreversible vision loss if not well controlled. The risk of vision loss depends on many factors, including the extent of the initial injury, the underlying health of the optic nerves, and the effectiveness of pressure-lowering treatments.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/18/2015
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